Cruel and Unusual Punishment Cruel and Unusual Punishment

As executions resume in the wake of a Supreme Court decision, we are reminded that a life cannot be willfully ended without violence.

May 5, 2008 / Editorial / Billy Sothern

Justice for Sean Bell Justice for Sean Bell

Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.

Apr 28, 2008 / Video / The Nation Video and Brett Story

Protecting the Rights of Millionaires Protecting the Rights of Millionaires

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

Apr 23, 2008 / Feature / Laura MacCleery

Can the Golden State Warriors Save Oakland? Can the Golden State Warriors Save Oakland?

The Warriors will miss this year's NBA playoffs, but they can still be winners by reaching out to at-risk youth in Oakland.

Apr 21, 2008 / Column / Dave Zirin

Rehabilitation, Resurrected Rehabilitation, Resurrected

This year nearly 700,000 inmates in US prisons will be granted their freedom. And in a rare act of bipartisanship, a new law provides millions to rehabilitate them.

Apr 18, 2008 / Feature / David Cole

Arms and the Right Arms and the Right

Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.

Apr 17, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Lazare

KBR’s Rape Problem KBR’s Rape Problem

Three women contractors raped in Iraq testify before a Senate committee: why has the Justice Department failed to prosecute crimes like these?

Apr 17, 2008 / Editorial / Karen Houppert

The Torture Memo The Torture Memo

How could two really smart government lawyers authorize torture in arguments that have no foundation in law?

Apr 9, 2008 / Editorial / Stephen Gillers

Washington at War Washington at War

The Petraeus hearings reveal a political class--Democrats and Republicans--trapped in concentric circles of imperial myopia.

Apr 9, 2008 / Editorial / The Editors

Guantánamo Endgame Guantánamo Endgame

New revelations of political interference in the prosecution of Gitmo prisoners shows Team Bush scrambling to keep one step ahead of history--and of criminal charges.

Apr 3, 2008 / Editorial / The Editors