Society

The Politics of Pain The Politics of Pain

It is conceivable that torture will go on spreading underground until it is strong enough to break out once more and redouble the embitterments of classes and of races. If so, mank...

Mar 2, 2009 / Books & the Arts / V.G. Kiernan

The Post’s Stimulus Chimp The Post’s Stimulus Chimp

The uproar over the New York Post's racially insensitive cartoon has nothing to do with Al Sharpton and everything to do with the ugly history of stereotypes.

Feb 27, 2009 / Editorial / Les Payne

Why We Detain the Innocent Why We Detain the Innocent

Yet again the courts have ignored the Constitution and legal precedent, leaving seventeen innocent Guantánamo detainees in legal limbo.

Feb 26, 2009 / Editorial / Aziz Huq

We Need a Department of Homegrown Security We Need a Department of Homegrown Security

Drop the scary Bush lingo and start creating resilient communities than can effectively recover from disaster in this age of financial and climate chaos.

Feb 26, 2009 / Feature / Chip Ward

The Unembedded The Unembedded

Three journalists on the front lines talk about combat reporting in Iraq and Lebanon. What's the real story?

Feb 26, 2009 / Video / GRITtv

War Is Over (If You Want It) War Is Over (If You Want It)

This just in: we won the Iraq War. And for the past eight years George W. Bush kept us safe.

Feb 26, 2009 / Column / Eric Alterman

Crisis of Faith Crisis of Faith

As the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reviews defrocked priest Paul Shanley's conviction on child rape charges, "repressed memory" will be held up to scientific scrutiny.

Feb 26, 2009 / Editorial / JoAnn Wypijewski

Lab Test: Who Profits From Scientific Research? Lab Test: Who Profits From Scientific Research?

Does the profit motive distort and degrade the unpredictable path of scientific discovery?

Feb 26, 2009 / Books & the Arts / William Deresiewicz

Opening the Files on Bush’s Secrets Opening the Files on Bush’s Secrets

Freedom of Information wish list: What did Treasury do with the TARP money? Who authorized torture? Plus, warrantless wiretap targets, FEMA's Katrina records and White House e-mail...

Feb 26, 2009 / Feature / Jon Wiener

Can the Courts Handle Terror Suspects? Can the Courts Handle Terror Suspects?

Vince Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Lieutenant Col. David Vandeveld, a former prosecutor at Gitmo and others discuss whether our criminal courts can handle terror...

Feb 25, 2009 / Video / GRITtv

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