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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.'

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

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"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

In this week's Altercation Eric honors the completion of the AMC's hit show Mad Men.

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015