Department of Justice

A police armored vehicle patrols an intersection on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Police Are Spreading Authoritarianism Under the Guise of Counterterrorism Police Are Spreading Authoritarianism Under the Guise of Counterterrorism

Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has doubled down on an inquisitorial strategy of counterinsurgency in the name of counterterrorism.  

Jul 12, 2023 / Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Hunter Biden at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 18, 2022.

A Failson Meets a Failed Justice System A Failson Meets a Failed Justice System

The right-wing outrage machine is whirring up over Hunter Biden's plea deal—but the real scandal is the Justice Department's neglect of white-collar crime.

Jun 22, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland addresses the findings of a Justice Department investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department during a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 16, 2023.

The Federal Government Is “Affirming Everything That Black People Have Been Saying” The Federal Government Is “Affirming Everything That Black People Have Been Saying”

The Department of Justice report slamming the Minneapolis Police Department is also a cause for hope.

Jun 22, 2023 / Ibrahim Hirsi

Former president Donald Trump arrives at a rally, August 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis.

It’s Official: The DOJ Stalled the Investigation Into Donald Trump It’s Official: The DOJ Stalled the Investigation Into Donald Trump

Merrick Garland has long claimed he’s been methodically building his investigation into January 6 from the bottom up—but a Washington Post exposé shows otherwise.

Jun 21, 2023 / Elie Mystal

Is This the End of Russiagate? John Durham’s Dud Report.

Is This the End of Russiagate? John Durham’s Dud Report. Is This the End of Russiagate? John Durham’s Dud Report.

From the “crime of the century" to one of Trump’s smallest scandals.

May 19, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Julian Assange.

If Biden Really Believes in Press Freedom, He’ll Stop Targeting Julian Assange If Biden Really Believes in Press Freedom, He’ll Stop Targeting Julian Assange

The president spoke powerfully about the importance of journalism. He needs to back those words up and end US efforts to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder.

May 3, 2023 / John Nichols

FBI Director Christopher Wray

The DOJ Is Using “Foreign Agents” Accusations to Repress Black Liberation Organizers The DOJ Is Using “Foreign Agents” Accusations to Repress Black Liberation Organizers

We must demand that the FBI cease invoking the Foreign Agents Registration Act to spy on and criminalize Black social justice leaders.

Apr 25, 2023 / Collin P. Poirot and Azadeh Shahshahani

The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP

The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP

Republicans’ embrace of Kanye West and Herschel Walker says more about how the GOP thinks about Black people than it does about Black conservatism in America.

Dec 28, 2022 / Column / Elie Mystal

Merrick Garland stands at a podium at the U.S. Department of Justice.

If Merrick Garland Had the Courage of His Convictions… If Merrick Garland Had the Courage of His Convictions…

Donald Trump would already be on his way to prison.

Dec 9, 2022 / Ben Gerson

Before Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam Knew Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power All Too Well

Before Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam Knew Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power All Too Well Before Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam Knew Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power All Too Well

In 1994, Pearl Jam tried to end Ticketmaster’s dominance. Can Taylor Swift fans do what the grunge band couldn’t?

Dec 9, 2022 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

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