Politics

Harrowing Tales of the Wrongly Deported: U.S. Border Patrol Flouts the Law and Destroys Lives

There are more than 40,000 CBP officers authorized to act like judges but without legal training. The new executive order does not change this.

What You Really Need to Know About the Torture Report

The two contractors who designed the program were paid $81 million. And that's just one thing.

Movements for Racial Justice and Economic Justice Could Converge to Form a Powerhouse for Change

 What sort of policies—what sort of majority support in the country—can we imagine that will fix what is broken?

Carnage at The New Republic and Prospects for the Liberal Press

In today’s economy, newspapers and magazines run losses and the typical owner is more like a hobbyist—bored with just making money and attracted to the cachet and power that being a publisher brings.  

We Can't Forget: Black Women Are Targeted, Too

"It’s not just the brothers dying; I’m at risk too," Joanne says. "I could be the next person.”

'All I Want For Christmas Is Justice!' A Protester's Dispatch

This is what the new civil rights movement looks like.

Quote of the Day: 'When Cops Are Scared'

Fear of blacks by whites can be deadly.

#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy

The historical value of black life and the casual killing of Eric Garner.

#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don't: Slavery's Lasting Legacy

The historical value of black life and the casual killing of Eric Garner.

Businessmen Don't Understand Politics, Part 3,486

But they all think they do.

10 Ways the System Is Rigged Against Justice for People Wrongly Killed by Cops

Why is the legal system so biased against holding abusive officers accountable?

Low Oil Prices Are History's Greatest Case of Market Failure

They price oil and gas based on current demand and supply, and not based on the costs to the planet in pollution, global climate change, sea level rise, and more.

Nationwide Ferguson Protests Don't Halt For the Holidays

This Thanksgiving week, cities from Boston to Oakland proved that America is in a new era of civil rights.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Asks: After Assad, Then What?

"It’s not clear who or what would come in his place," says Robert Ford, "and it’s a valid concern."

How Obama Boxed In Republicans With His Immigration Order

We know they oppose it now, but revoking it in 2017 will be a lot more complicated.

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