New Jersey Could Kill the Death Penalty New Jersey Could Kill the Death Penalty

The Garden State has become the center of gravity in the fight to abolish capital punishment.

Jan 7, 2007 / Feature / Patrick Mulvaney

Incarceration Nation Incarceration Nation

America now leads the world in the number of people behind bars. But hope is emerging that state governments and the courts will seek to hold back the hand of the carceral state.

Jan 5, 2007 / Feature / Silja J.A. Talvi

Heck-of -a-Job Myers? Heck-of -a-Job Myers?

The ICE chief's comments about immigration and unions raise troubling questions. Congress should seek answers.

Jan 3, 2007 / Feature / Rick Perlstein

Questioning Capital Punishment Questioning Capital Punishment

As doubts grow about the humanity and constitutionality of lethal injection, California, Florida and Maryland have shut down executions. America's flight from the death penalty co...

Dec 31, 2006 / Feature / Bruce Shapiro

Jose Padilla’s Ordeal Jose Padilla’s Ordeal

The systematic abuse of an American citizen charged with vague crimes related to terror has destroyed his sanity and made us into what we despise.

Dec 6, 2006 / Column / Robert Scheer

Justice Brandeis Justice Brandeis

One of the phrases most often quoted from Justice Brandeis is, "If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold." The full context in which the phrase fir...

Dec 5, 2006 / Editorial / The Editors

Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent

Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

Dec 4, 2006 / Feature / Roberto Lovato

An Immodest Proposal An Immodest Proposal

Modesty is a virtue, but rather than telling the courts to practice restraint, the Bush Administration should rein in its own abuses of power.

Nov 22, 2006 / Editorial / David Cole

Questionable Verdict Questionable Verdict

Even the most naive American voter cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Admin...

Nov 6, 2006 / Editorial / Richard Falk

From Whitewater to Blackwater From Whitewater to Blackwater

Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.

Oct 26, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill and Garrett Ordower