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Death rates are alarming but lower than claimed. Saddam shares responsibility.

An interview with Vincent Bugliosi about the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Bush v. Gore.

Civil rights are under attack through legislation and executive actions that purport to help fight terrorism.

Will academic freedom survive?

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Asociación Tepeyac helps undocumented workers affected by the WTC terrorist attacks, and helps families of the missing victims.

A Pakistani laborer dies in custody of the INS, after the FBI falied to link him anything more sinister than overstaying his visa.

Attacks on Muslim immigrants in Moscow reveal some ugly new trends.

Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

The social safety net has become frayed because of welfare "reform."

Blogs

This week, we ask: can a movement save the American Dream? Plus, The Nations coverage of the execution of Troy Davis, and Stéphane Hessel brings Time for Outrage to the US.

September 23, 2011

The problem is not that sports and politics don't mix, but that for the league owners, sports and certain types of politics don't mix.

September 23, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Should we as a society act like the murderers that we punish?

September 23, 2011

President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

After mourning, fight back by helping these four groups redouble their efforts to abolish capital punishment in the US.

September 22, 2011

Rejecting international pleas, domestic protests and evidence that Troy Davis was innocent, the state of Georgia put him to death under a process that former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has referred to as “unconstitutional.”

September 21, 2011

Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.

September 20, 2011

Troy Davis's case is an "international human rights violation question," says Harris-Perry.

September 20, 2011

The state of Georgia is about to take part in the legal lynching of an innocent man.

September 20, 2011