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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."

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

Attorney General John Ashcroft misunderstands Robert Kennedy's legacy--and my book.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

Will the Homeland Security chief be an effective overseer or another spinner?

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

Blogs

Last night, Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes challenged Julian Assange on a variety of issues surrounding WikiLeaks, and failed miserably.  But what happened last spring when Assange met a real master of the debate—Stephen Colbert?

January 31, 2011

Who needs the 60 Minutes interview with Julian Assange when you can just read my new book, "The Age of WikiLeaks," and revisit Stephen Colbert's interview with Assange? 

January 31, 2011

Gay Ugandan activist David Kato was beaten to death earlier this week. Now it’s Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian whose immigration status in Britain is unresolved, with a bull's-eye on her back.

January 28, 2011

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

On the late Daniel Bell, the very archetype of a committed liberal intellectual, and The New Republic's Marty Peretz, plus reader mail.

January 27, 2011

Ugandan activist David Kato was a leading voice against the country's notorious "Anti-Homosexuality Bill"—which was written with the help of three American evangelicals. Now Kato has been found murdered.

January 27, 2011

WikiLeaks in Davos, Anonymous activists arrested, and, for those who get technology, WikiLeaks anonymizes ISPs to get past data retention laws. Oh, and uprising in Yemen.

January 27, 2011

VISA is told WikiLeaks not breaking the law, Anonymous asks for help attacking Egypt websites, and Julian Assange's attorney gets an award

January 26, 2011

Glenn Beck must have thought he had an easy mark when he targeted Frances Fox Piven. But Glenn Beck is wrong.

January 25, 2011

 Bradley Manning cannot be connected to Assange, says U.S. military, New York Times considers options for making it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to paper, like Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit, and WikiLeaks servers could heat a church? 

January 25, 2011