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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.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

War tropes abound once again during our war on terrorism, but this ain't the USA of yesteryear.

On October 26, President Bush signed into law an antiterrorism package dismantling many privacy protections that Americans had long taken for granted.

Swept away by the fury of their impotence, huddled in temporary congressional offices, unable to capture anyone responsible for the terrorist assault on the United States, Congress and the Presiden

Click here for background and other related information on the attempt to gain information on the more than 800 people detained by US authorities since September 11.

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“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

Several congressional Democrats, along with progressive activists, are launching a campaign to eliminate student debt.

April 21, 2015