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January 5, 2022
Will Garland Do What It Takes to Bring the Insurrectionists to Justice?
A lot is riding on the attorney general’s prosecution of January 6 insurrectionists—including whether future coup plotters think they’ll be able to get away with it.
November 18, 2021
Only Democracy Can Save One of America’s Greatest Unions
We need strong unions more than ever, which means giving UAW members a real say in how their union is run.
October 26, 2021
The Department of Justice Is Letting the Coup Plotters Get Away
While Congress is investigating the events of January 6, why isn’t the DOJ doing the same—and more?
July 28, 2021
America Isn’t ‘Back.’ Here’s Why.
Two decades of forever wars created a failing empire. Biden’s foreign policy is just continuing the destructive legacy.
June 10, 2021
Why Is Garland’s DOJ Taking Trump’s Side Against E. Jean Carroll?
There is no good reason for the Department of Justice to defend a former president against charges that he defamed a woman he allegedly raped.
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June 7, 2021
House Democrats Call for Answers on US Involvement in Brazil
A letter to the attorney general asks about the Justice Department’s role in the probe that led to the wrongful imprisonment of former President Lula.
May 26, 2021
Why Is Merrick Garland’s DOJ Carrying Water for Bill Barr?
One answer is that Garland, like many Biden officials, is an institutionalist, more committed to preserving institutions than fighting hard political fights.
February 23, 2021
It Was Garland’s Hearing—but Women of Color Were on Trial
Merrick Garland finally got his confirmation hearing, but the GOP spent most of the time attacking the women of color nominated to join him at the Justice Department.
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
November 18, 2020
Don’t Expect Jones Day to Stop Enabling Donald Trump
The law firm has been the president’s biggest legal booster—and beneficiary—from the start. It’s not going to stop now.