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The Case Against the Roberts Court
Guns and Gun Control
150th Anniversary Events
Police and Law Enforcement
October 7, 2015
Laurie Anderson’s Guantánamo Installation Goes Where Obama Fears to Tread
The US government has abdicated its role in prosecuting those responsible for torture following 9/11. It has fallen on civil society to take up the charge.
October 5, 2015
Tactical Experts Destroy the NRA’s Heroic Gunslinger Fantasy
The last thing a chaotic crime scene needs is more untrained civilians carrying guns.
October 2, 2015
The Oregon Sheriff’s Position on Gun Control Is More Radical Than We Think
Sheriff John Hanlin’s infamous 2013 letter to Biden echoes many themes of the radical antigovernment right.
October 1, 2015
Volkswagen Lied and Cheated 11 Million Times. Will Anyone Go to Jail for That?
If history is any guide—no.
Jamie Lincoln Kitman
September 29, 2015
Why Are So Many Women Behind Bars in Oklahoma?
With twice as many women in prison as in other states, Oklahoma is the female-incarceration capital of the United States.
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September 25, 2015
This Tattooed, Head-shaven, Straight-talking Mayor Wants to Be the Next Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman talks inequality, immigration, drug legalization, same-sex marriage, “bittergate,” and how to revive post-industrial America.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 24, 2015
Think Police Can’t Use Illegally Obtained Evidence Against You? Think Again.
Thanks to the Roberts Court, there’s no penalty for ignoring a key 4th Amendment protection.
September 23, 2015
Here’s How to Cop Watch
Everyone should know how to do this.
September 23, 2015
We Don’t Even Know How Best to Use Body Cameras—Let Alone Regulate Them
Don’t expect an end to police brutality by giving law enforcement a new tool for their arsenal.
September 22, 2015
The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?
Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.