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Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor

Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor

04/22/2014 – In a matter of weeks, the public could finally have access to information the CIA has been trying to keep secret for years. That is, unless the CIA decides otherwise. The summary of a ...

We Need to Know Our Rights

We Need to Know Our Rights

04/22/2014 – As a deaf person and the wife of a police officer, I think it's extremely important for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to be aware of their rights when dealing with the ...

Army Humanists No Longer Invisible

Army Humanists No Longer Invisible

04/22/2014 – Disclaimer: All statements in this article reflect the author's position and opinions. They in no way represent the Army's views, concepts, or regulatory guidance. Someone once asked me ...

Finally! One of the West Wing's Biggest Cliffhangers Answered

Finally! One of the West Wing's Biggest Cliffhangers Answered

04/22/2014 – Years after the West Wing left us hanging, we finally have an answer to one of the show's biggest unanswered questions: Does President Josiah Bartlet support sentencing reform? Okay, ...

The First Day of the Rest of Her Life

The First Day of the Rest of Her Life

04/18/2014 – Stephanie was 26 with four small kids when she was sentenced. Even though the judge objected, a mandatory minimum law meant that she got life without the possibility of parole for being ...

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Border Communities Under Siege

The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone, all in the name of "border security."

Out for Freedom

We now face an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples ...

Time to Rein in the Surveillance State

The government is using provisions of the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act to regularly track ...

A Living Death

For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in ...