Justice after the Fact

The Supreme Court decides in Peugh v. United States that defendants cannot be sentenced with punishments that did not exist at the time of the crime.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Works!

If you define "works" as dramatically increasing the odds of future incarceration.

What's Next for Immigration Reform?

Comprehensive immigration reform is quietly making its way through Congress, and might become a reality.

Will Cuomo Champion Campaign Finance Reform?

The governor supports a public financing effort in New York—but he hasn't made it a priority. 

I Would Desire That You Pay the Ladies

Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act and we still haven't closed the wage gap. What gives?

"Pussy Riot Secret Headquarters,” Revealed

HBO’s documentary of the Russian performance artists is a riot for punk rock lovers and politicos alike.

Ghosts of the Rio Grande

Every year hundreds of immigrants die along the U.S.-Mexico border. Too many are never identified. 

How All Three Branches Conspired to Threaten Your Privacy

Checks and balances have not worked in the way the framers envisioned.

A Shocking Outbreak of Intellectual Consistency

On NSA surveillance, there is much less hypocrisy than you might expect.

Virginia's New Dominion

How soon will changing demographics swamp old Virginia's Republicans?

Game Over

Even those who oppose marriage equality now say it's inevitable.

Ringside Seat: Can You Track Me Now?

Nope? Well, how about now?

Ringside Seat: Can You Track Me Now?

Nope? Well, how about now?

The Verizon Data Order and Why It Matters

Creating "national security" exemptions to the Fourth Amendment in the context of an open-ended conflict where the whole world is the battlefield and the conflict has no clear end point is very dangerous.

The Right's Cult of Obama

From Peggy Noonan to Mitch McConnell to the Tea Party caucus, conservatives have a habit of making it all about Barack, all the time.