Why introspection was too dangerous for Washington’s bravest sleuth.
Law and Justice
Meet the con artists who “help” immigrants with their visa problems—and who will get rich if Congress passes a “tough” immigration reform bill.
Why are U.S. Border Patrol agents shooting into Mexico and killing innocent civilians?
The ever-diminishing advantages of a career in the law versus the undiminished enthusiasm of law schools to mint new attorneys.
Even if every convict were rightly sentenced, America’s vast, racially skewed incarceration system would still be morally indefensible.
African Americans suffer from high rates of incarceration and crime. Here’s how to drastically reduce both.
How racial prejudice in America has changed in the last sixty years.
Right-wing operatives have decided that prisons are a lot like schools: hugely expensive, inefficient, and in need of root-and-branch reform. Is this how progress will happen in a hyper-polarized world?
How the poor used to live.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’s thirty-five-year tenure was marked by intellectual rigor, lack of pretension, and the firm belief that absolutism had no place on the bench.