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March 18, 2022
The “State Secrets” Privilege Is a Tool of Injustice
Nothing in the Constitution’s text supports a state secrets privilege—in fact, it runs counter to upholding a government by the consent of the governed.
February 1, 2022
The Hypocrisy of American Islamophobia
This country’s security agencies continue their laser focus on monitoring Muslim Americans, even as they grossly underestimate the threat from white supremacists.
January 4, 2022
One Brother Gave the Soviets the A-Bomb. The Other Got a Medal.
J. Edgar Hoover had both of them in his sights. Yet neither one was ever arrested. The untold story of how the Hall brothers beat the FBI.
December 9, 2021
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Thanks to a recent investigation, we now know that two of the men who spent decades in prison for the crime were innocent. But we are no closer to closure over an assassination that changed the course of world history
October 6, 2021
A Massive Fail on Crime Reporting by “The New York Times,” NPR
Sensational stories about a “spike” in murders offer a model of how
to cover criminal justice.
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September 17, 2021
There’s No Good Reason FBI Director Chris Wray Still Has a Job
Wray has a pattern of refusing to pursue powerful men like Brett Kavanaugh and Larry Nassar on behalf of women and people of color.
July 13, 2021
Athan Theoharis Revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets
The preeminent FBI historian who helped expose the longtime FBI director’s secrets and crude, cruel, and murderous tactics died on July 3.
March 17, 2021
It’s Time to Investigate the FBI—for Its Deep-Fake Kavanaugh Investigation
While most Democrats seem resigned to Kavanaugh's presence on the Supreme Court, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing to keep the case against him alive.
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.
August 28, 2020
US Law Enforcement’s Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents
Hacked documents from the early weeks of the ongoing protest movement illustrate one of Black Lives Matter’s central observations: Policing in the United States functions as a military occupation.