Bruce Shapiro

Contributing Editor

Bruce Shapiro, a contributing editor to The Nation, is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

A Killing Machine Turns 30 A Killing Machine Turns 30

This summer marks a grim anniversary of a Supreme Court decision to affirm the death penalty and create a bureaucratic killing machine that puts American justice at odds with the C...

Jun 28, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

The Wiretapping Tango The Wiretapping Tango

The NSA surveillance scandal raises questions about whether phone companies will become pawns of an Administration bent on expanding its power.

May 24, 2006 / Editorial / Bruce Shapiro

The Moussaoui Paradox The Moussaoui Paradox

Justice triumphed over blood vengeance Wednesday as jurors declined to sentence a marginal 9/11 conspirator to death, while one of the real culprits languishes in a secret prison, ...

May 4, 2006 / Editorial / Bruce Shapiro

Reap the Whirlwind Reap the Whirlwind

The rise of Samuel Alito and the death of Coretta Scott King mark the end of an era and the abandonment of our civil rights legacy by both political parties.

Feb 3, 2006 / Editorial / Bruce Shapiro

The Alito Failure The Alito Failure

As Samuel Alito cruises toward confirmation, the process of vetting him demonstrates the price we pay for one-party government.

Jan 19, 2006 / Editorial / Bruce Shapiro

Confirmation and Crisis Confirmation and Crisis

If the Alito confirmation hearings were a test of Democratic strategy, the Alito vote to come is a test of moderate Republican integrity and mettle.

Jan 14, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Compromised and Corrupted Compromised and Corrupted

Samuel Alito and his handlers have crafted a disingenuous campaign that reeks of ethical compromise, bending Senate rules, bending the truth and compromising the confirmation proce...

Jan 13, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Right-Wing Revelation Right-Wing Revelation

Samuel Alito's blunt testimony on international law revealed the extremity of his judicial philosophy and carried profound implications for rulings he might make.

Jan 12, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Credibility Gap Credibility Gap

A significant credibility gap opened between Samuel Alito's radical judicial record and his self-portrayal as an open-minded jurist before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his se...

Jan 11, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Biography as Destiny Biography as Destiny

On his first day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Samuel Alito was purely political, focusing on his blue-collar roots and the accomplishments of his immigrant f...

Jan 10, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro