Reading Time: 17 minutes This excerpt from author Robin Marty’s book, Crow After Roe, chronicles the various ways Texas lawmakers worked with anti-abortion advocates to sharply decrease women’s access.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Since 9/11, the FBI has had little trouble winning prosecutions against anyone it says is a “terrorist.” That might be changing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March for Our Lives, calling for gun restrictions. Where will this lead?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Raised age requirements and background checks for gun purchases won’t fix absent-mindedness. Or stupidity.
Reading Time: 8 minutes When Barack Obama said segments of Pennsylvania were clinging to guns and religion, he identified the dynamic that would lead to Donald Trump’s election. That sentiment was on display once more at a gun-blessing ceremony that most of the media covered — and got totally wrong.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Single-issue voters could make the difference in the 2018 midterms. Will that issue be guns?
Reading Time: 10 minutes For decades, conservatives have panned left-leaning judges for disregarding constitutional protocol to enact a “liberal agenda.” But history shows these critics should take a good look at their own side before rushing to judgement.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The government’s post-9/11 legacy of torture continues to hamper Guantánamo Bay legal proceedings. President Donald Trump is not helping.
Reading Time: 4 minutes John Perry Barlow’s last book, scheduled for June publication, was released for review the day he died. It shines a light on the life of America’s most far-out deadhead.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The memo controversy is a symptom of major problems plaguing US democracy. And neither side looks good.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In relative obscurity, Congress is about to hand President Donald Trump permanent surveillance powers over US citizens. Most Americans don’t even seem to know how this controversial legislation would affect them. Here is what’s at stake.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It goes without saying that putting two alleged serial sexual abusers in the Oval Office has sent the wrong signal to women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed. So why is nobody saying it?
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker recently spoke to RT news about the Trump administration’s efforts to renew a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law that has resulted in excessive privacy violations against American citizens.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Paintings, drawings, and prints from a dynamic time when President Roosevelt saved America by putting people — including artists — back to work.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As the nightmare of George Orwell’s 1984 becomes reality in slow motion, there may be a silver lining. It turns out that the people have some powerful surveillance tools of their own.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Congress rolled back Obama era protections against suspicionless drug testing. The targets of these programs are always those less fortunate and not the people making millions off the government.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Part 1 revealed the daily abuses African-Americans suffered at the hands of the Ferguson police. Part 2 is about money. The more tickets the police wrote, the more money they made for the city. And the more brownie points they earned for themselves.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Stories from the DOJ report on the Ferguson Police’s grinding daily abuse of African-Americans — the kind of abuse that probably happens all over America.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Public control of our government depends on accountability and transparency. For July 4th, here are tips on how to obtain official documents. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act.
Reading Time: 1 minute Selma, Alabama, was perhaps the climax of the Civil Rights movement. On the 51st anniversary of that famed march, we take a moment to reflect on some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most extraordinary oratory, which is so very relevant today.