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Prisoner Rights and Capital Punishment
Various Personal Rights
Economic Inequality
Lying and Corruption
Public Banking
Rule of Law
War

2012-2008

Prisoner Rights, Torture, and Capital Punishment


2014

Death penalty is too expensive to make sense
Sentencing Reform Runs Aground
Some sanity on California's death row
Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill
The Wrong Afghan Friends
Crime and punishment is looking a lot different in tough-on-crime Texas
End Mass Incarceration Now
Americans’ complicity in the prison rape crisis
California's Radical De-Incarceration Experiment
Senate Report Harshly Critical of the CIA
Halfway Back to Society
G.O.P. Moving to Ease Its Stance on Sentencing
The C.I.A. Torture Cover-Up
Advertisements for Death
Death penalty debate aims to give public voice to Catholic Church
Crack Cocaine Limbo

2013


The Slow Demise of Capital Punishment
Syria Islamists perpetrate 'shocking abuses:' Amnesty
Serving Life for This?
Will the EU Kill America’s Death Penalty?
A Bid to Keep Youths Out of Adult Prisons
End Mandatory Life Sentences
How to Really End Mass Incarceration
For Women, a Second Sentence
Smarter Sentencing
Justice Dept. Seeks to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences
After Guantánamo, Another Injustice
Help Thy Neighbor and Go Straight to Prison
California’s Continuing Prison Crisis
U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans
Climbing Out of the Hole
When Prisoners Protest
California Is Facing More Woes in Prisons
F.B.I. Nominee Explains How View Has Changed on Interrogation Tactic
Stop the revolving jail door
Gov. Jerry Brown submits plan, unwillingly, to reduce inmates
Disenfranchised ex-cons a stain on Virginia’s democracy
Divided Court, in 2 Rulings, Makes It Easier to Challenge Criminal Convictions
In Place of Compassion, Cruelty
U.S. Practiced Torture After 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes
Immigrants Held in Solitary Cells, Often for Weeks
Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement
A Death Penalty Fight Comes Home
The States Confront Gun Violence
America’s Retreat From the Death Penalty


Various Personal Rights


2014

‘Obama and Holder are not our friends’
From 9/11 to BP to G.M.
Limiting Rights: Imposing Religion on Workers
UN panel: Detroit water cutoffs violate human rights
Iraq illegally detains and abuses thousands of women
Why New York’s proposal to grant state citizenship makes perfect sense
Slavery and the Shrimp on Your Plate
A Christian Convert, on the Run in Afghanistan
More than 50 million displaced worldwide, U.N. says
Senate must rein in the NSA
A Big Win for the Prayer Lobby
Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Requiring Photo ID at Polls
Double Standards in Bankruptcies
Racial Equality Loses at the Court
Why Photos on Social Security Cards Won't Protect Voters
Suppressing the Vote
Social Security
A Court’s All-Hands Approach Aids Girls Most at Risk
For the Unemployed, State Help Isn’t Enough
Are America's seniors secretly rich?
Limbo in the Levant
How the Poor Get Washed Away
Is the United States a ‘Racial Democracy’?
Social Security Facts

2013

Qatar's Showcase of Shame

Migrants Don’t Need More Rights
Egypt's Trouble With Women
How to debate the 'undebatable' falsehoods about Social Security 
State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown 
Who Needs a Gun?
lllinois Lawmakers Vote to Allow Gay Marriages
Toward Ending Workplace Discrimination
Poverty in America Is Mainstream
A Journalist With a Mission
The White House on Spying
‘Not One More’
Colorado: Reference to God Is Made Optional in Cadets’ Oath
Fixing Immigration From the Ground Up
The real reasons America’s pensions are hurting
Free to Be Hungry
Labor Department Gives Same Sex Married Couples New Rights on Job Benefits
A call for a right-to-vote amendment on Constitution Day
Tips and Poverty
Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Streeet Fat and Happy
Welcome to Post-Constitution America
Tackling the Roots of Rape
The Wrong Lesson From Detroit’s Bankruptcy
Buddhist mob attacks Sri Lankan mosque, 12 injured
Breaking Through Limits on Spying
Fast-Food Fight
A New Defense of Voting Rights
The Arms Race at Home
Gutting the landmark civil rights legislation
The Supreme Court uses judicial activism for conservative ends
A Long, Slow Drift From Racial Justice
Justices Block Law Requiring Voters to Prove Citizenship
Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy
President Obama’s Dragnet
Why the Court Was Right to Allow Cheek Swabs
DNA and Suspicionless Searches
Secrets and Leaks
The dramatically changing politics of marijuana
An Imperfect Immigration Bill Survives
State Dept. Report: Countries Have Repressed Religious Freedom With Laws
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
BofA cuts 2 million customers loose
Is the N.R.A. Un-American?
The War On Entitlements
‘A Big New Power’
Bleeding the Borrower Dry
Why Gender Equality Stalled
Palestine’s Democratic Deficit
To Kill an American
India’s Speech Impediments
A judicial blow to fundamental rights
The phony pro-gun argument
California unable to disarm 19,700 felons and mentally ill people
Fixing immigration, but not necessarily the Rubio way
On voting, listen to John Lewis
The debacle of gun control
Who Pays for the Right to Bear Arms?
How Many Slaves Work for You?

Economic Inequality

2014

Let Them Eat Cash
Inequality Is Not Inevitable
Out-of-control Central Banks are Buying Up the Planet
Making a withdrawal: Banks shut branches in poorer communities
Real Business Leaders Want to Save Capitalism
Innocents at the Border
Charities that make the rich richer
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
On Inequality Denial
Capitalism Eating Its Children
An Economy that Works for the Many
Springtime for Bankers
Poverty Is Not a State of Mind
The Republican War on Workers’ Rights
It’s Now the Canadian Dream
What Housing Recovery?
Now That’s Rich
How the Super-Rich Make Their Money
Reducing the Rate of Return on Wealth
C.E.O. Pay Goes Up, Up and Away!
Another Rotten Retirement Scheme from a Wall Street Front Group
Hypocritical Tax Cuts
We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1!
Can We Close the Pay Gap?
Tackling inequality: Where a president meets a pope
A Nation of Takers?
America’s Taxation Tradition
More Evidence that Half of Americans are In or Near Poverty
Tribalism in America
All Economics Is Local
Wealth Over Work
A Terrifying Report about Working at the Bottom of the Economy
Paul Ryan, Culture and Poverty
The Great U-Turn
On the Wrong Side of Globalization
Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape
Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia
We Can’t Grow the Gap Away
Corporate America is Hiding $2 Trillion in Profits from the IRS
The 'Paid What Your Worth' Myth
‘Rentiers’ are at root of 1 percent
Liberty, Equality, Efficiency
On minimum wage: Mind the Gap
College, the Great Unleveler
The Real Job Killers
The Simple Math Reveals the New GOP Tax Plan is a Scam
America's We Problem
The middle class’s missing $1.6 trillion
Servicing the underbanked
Inequality, Dignity and Freedom
Why the Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten
Whatever Happened to ‘Every Man a King’?
The Case for a Higher Minimum Wage
Post Office Banking Could Be the Start of Something Big
Apple, banking and taxpayer subsidy
A crash course in growth economics
The Highly Educated Working Poor
Income Inequality Begins to Hit Business in the Pocketbook
More Inequality Shock
The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.
How Inequality Hollows Out the Soul
Obama’s small steps won’t fix inequality
Capitalism vs. Democracy
Paranoia of the Plutocrats
3 Enemas Later, Still No Drugs
Another Shocking Wealth Grab by the Rich in Just One Year
85 Richest People Own as Much as Bottom Half of the World's Population  
What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?
The Undeserving Rich
David Brooks' Utter Ignorance About Inequality
For the Love of Money
Congress Shouldn't Pay for Extending Unemployment Insurance
The real future of U.S. manufacturing
The Inequality Problem
Enemies of the Poor
The terrible December jobs report
No Jobs, No Benefits, and Lousy Pay
The War Over Poverty

Rubio Demands States’ Right to Ignore the Poor
Progress in the War on Poverty
A Step the Government Can Take to Reduce Inequality
Can Upward Mobility Cost You Your Health?

The Great Economic Redistribution of 2013
An Error Message for the Poor

2013

Judge Asks: Why Haven't the Financial Executives been Prosecuted?
America in 2013, as Told in Charts

Millions of Minimum Wage Workers are Getting a Raise: No Thanks to Congress
The Shocking Redistribution of Wealth in the Past Five Years
Narrowing the Income Gap, Without Another Bust
A Christmas message for lenders
Obama is Right to Put Spotlight on Economic Inequality
In No One We Trust
The Affluenza Society
Inequality, Indian Style
Why Other Countries Teach Better
Is the Safety Net Just Masking Tape?
Ending the Assault on Social Security and Medicare
We Are Not All in This Together
Charitable Giving Largely Benefits the Rich
The Biggest Losers
CEO vs. worker pay: Walmart, McDonald’s, and eight other firms with biggest gaps
How Do We Really Feel About Economic Inequality
Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says
The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul
1 Percent’s Surge Is 40 Years In The Making
Does Rising Inequality Make Us Hardhearted?
How Not To Think About The Pension Crisis
Regulators Complete Votes on Rule to Curb Bank Risk
Three Ways the Super-Rich Suck Wealth Out of the Rest of Us
What Obama Left Out of His Inequality Speech: Regulation
The Punishment Cure
How America Can Replace Wall Street Financing With Public Banks
How 'Limited Government' is Burying a Generation in Debt
Stemming the Transfer of Wealth from Main Street to Wall Street with Publicly-Owned Banks
One answer to low-wage work: Redistributing the gains
How Fed policy enriches private equity, if not workers
Obama Gets Real
The President on Inequality
The President, the Pope and the People
It’s not just fast-food workers who are underpaid
Swiss outrage over executive pay sparks a movement in Europe
Large Majorities Support Raising The Minimum Wage, Tying It To Inflation
Budget Grief for the Poor and Jobless
Corporations Rewriting US Labor Laws
A War on the Poor
Inequality Is a Choice
Average American Family Pay s $6000 per Year in Subsidies for Big Business
Making Money Off the Poor
Hunger Games, U.S.A.
Detroit, and the Bankruptcy of America's Social Contract
U.S. Vows to Battle Abusive Debt Collectors
The One Percent Want Your Kidney
Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments
What if We’re Looking at Inequality the Wrong Way?
Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream
Where Have All the Jobs Gone?
Predatory Lenders
No Rich Child Left Behind
A Tax System Stacked Against the 99 Percent
Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth
From the Bottom Up
Raise That Wage

Lying and Corruption

2014

The Dark Pool Iceberg
Corporate Tax-Dodgers
Private Equity Becoming Public Concern
Pakistan’s Tyranny of Blasphemy
The Privitatization Scam: When Governments Outsource
When ‘patriots’ unite to restrict voting rights
Employers Cheat Low-Wage Employees
The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing
Sniffing the Ethical Rot on Wall Street
The High Cost of Free Speech
Supreme oligarchy
The Campaign Finance Ruling Helps Big Donors
America is not broke
Corruption in Sacramento
Today in Corporate Tax Avoidance: Caterpillar's 'Pink Elephant'
The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street
Big Banks ATM Fees Rip Off 19 Million from Welfare Recipients
Willfully Endangering Drivers
Toyota Admits Deceiving Public
Costly Loans Are Drawing Attention From States
U.S. regulator sues 16 banks for rigging Libor rate
Credit Suisse Helped U.S. Clients Hide Billions in Assets, Senate Report Says
Would You Lie for Me?
How Feds' Double Standard Enables Bad Bankers
Study Puts Exonerations at Record Level in U.S.
After Crisis, Greeks Work to Promote ‘Social’ Economy
Are banks too big to indict?
Justice Department Inquiry Takes Aim at Banks’ Business With Payday Lenders
Culture of Cheating Permeates Air Force Missile Corps
Defunding the IRS Increases Cheating
Madoff/subprime – spot the difference
The invincible JP Morgan
Wall Street Predicts $50 Billion Bill to Settle U.S. Mortgage Suits
Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct
Indoctrinating Religious Warriors

2013

The Great American Class War
The Corruption of America
Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage
Where is the political accountability for America’s pension disasters?
Europe Sets Big Fines in Settling Libor Case
The Shamelessness of Bankers
Cheating’s Surprising Thrill
Rich People Just Care Less
The Banality of Systemic Evil
Why Men Need Women
Many low-wage workers who won judgments were never paid
Celebrating Inequality
JPMorgan Caught in Swirl of Regulatory Woes
How liberal Hollywood fell in love with the CIA
Why Police Lie Under Oath

Public Banking

2014

Are Public Banks Unconstitutional? No.
Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown's Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea
Wall Street Greed: Not Too Big for a California Jury
Post Office Proposal
Usurious Returns on Phantom Money: The Credit Card Gravy Train

Citizens Busines Bank Survives the Recession
Now is the Moment to Save Our Postal Commons 

Rule of Law

2014

Build We Won’t
Porsches, Potholes and Patriots
Education Should Be Beyond Belief
Senate confirms first openly gay black federal judge
Supreme Injustice
Israel sets settlement-building record as peace talks deadline lapses
Elites Discover So-Called "Free Trade" is Killing Economy, Middle-Class
This Time, Get Global Trade Right
The US Democracy is Illegitimate
Merely Rich and Superrich: The Tax Gap Is Narrowing
Bangladesh’s Chance to Get It Right
Government regulations saved my life
Where the G.O.P. Gets It Right
We Should Be in a Rage
Keating Scandal Proves Supreme Court is Wrong
Power Surge for Donors as Terrain Is Reshaped on Campaign Money
Bringing Big Money Out of the Shadows
Overtime Pay
Ohio Mistrusts Democracy
A Loan Fraud War That’s Short on Combat
Why All the Robo-signing? Shedding Light on the Shadow Banking System
JPMorgan Chase Engaged in Mortgage Fraud. The Securitization Fraud That Collapsed the Housing Market
Fed Closes a Loophole for Banks Overseas
Change the Rules on Secret Money
Real Discipline in School
Barons of Broadband
Corporate tax reform: California points the way
Setting Aside Revealed Truth
How to Help Homeless Families
Tunisian Constitution, Praised for Balance, Nears Passage
Israel's dilemma: Who can be an Israeli?
Filling judicial vacancies to protect the progressive legacy

2013

Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1998 lesson on the price of secrets

A Work Still in Progress
How to Overhaul the Gas Tax
Amid Steady Deportation, Fear and Worry Multiply Among Immigrants
U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing
Bad Times for Big Brother
Prosecution Deferred, Justice Denied
How to Truly Honor Mandela
How the Government Gives
If You Liked ‘Stand Your Ground,’ You’ll Love the Jeffersonian Project
The Insanity of Our Food Policy
Prudence or Cruelty?
Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer
Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model
Sins of past, present and future haunt banks
From Anonymity to Scourge of Wall Street
Microcredit for Americans
Academic Freedom Against Itself: Boycotting Israeli Universities
Settlement Report Finds Banks Giving Timely Mortgage Relief
Whatever Happened to Freedom of the Press?
New Peace Now Report: Settlement Construction Surge in First Half of 2013
Politicians’ Extortion Racket
Ending the debt limit crisis: Dear Ben Bernanke
Obama and the Debt
IRS at 100: How income taxation built the middle class
Our Outlaw President? Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling
Why Conservatives Should Reread Milton Friedman
Court ruling fires British debate on Muslim veils
JPMorgan Agrees to Pay $920 Million in Fines Over Trading Loss
The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives
'Eminent Domain for the People' Leaves Wall Street Furious
Why conservatives spin fairytales about the gold standard
SEC to unveil CEO pay ratio rule, adopt municipal adviser rule
Getting Past the Outrage on Race
Listening to everyone — except oversight
Federal Courts in Crisis
U.S. spy agency bugged U.N. headquarters: Germany's Spiegel
A Brighter Line on Immigration Policing
The Real Price of Congress’s Gridlock
The Government as a Low-Wage Employer
One-State Dream, One-State Nightmare
Economic Inequality Generating Anger in Society
Protest for Democracy and Arrests in North Carolina
Fannie, Freddie and our flawed ‘Ownership Society’
Imagine a world without debt
Too Much Work?
Wasteful, Harsh and Discriminatory
Time for Senate compromise on judicial nominees
U. S. Flouts the Rule of Law While Demanding Other Countries Honor It
G-20 Backs Plan to Curb Tax Evasion by Large Corporations
Catholic college officials urge Congress to pass immigration reform
Will immigration reform protect workers?
Fear, greed and bank capital
In tax case, Mongolia is the mouse that roared
The Slowing of Two Economic Giants
Two Tax Credits That Work
Wal-Mart’s fear of commitment
Regulators Seek Stiffer Bank Rules on Capital
In the House, a Refusal to Govern
Pass the Immigration Bill!
The Decline of Black Power in the South
The Cost of Compromise
To Save Egypt, Drop the Presidency
Sabotage governing
The Laws You Can’t See
Was the American Revolution a holy war?
The Supreme Court’s race impatience
Do You Wanna Know a Secret?
Bhutan Is No Shangri-La
The Criminal N.S.A.
Let Shooting Victims Sue
Make Gun Companies Pay Blood Money
Banking on Education
NSA surveillance may be legal — but it’s unconstitutional
At Long Last, Stocks Get a Jolt
The New Economic Risk: Complacency
How the I.R.S. Encourages Oil and Gas Spinoffs
Our Broken Social Contract
A Nation Divided Against Itself
An Investment Strategy in the Human Interest
The Promise of Social Impact Bonds
James Clapper’s ‘least untruthful’ answer
Race vs. Class: The False Dichotomy
Finding the right balance between security and liberty
The ‘secrecy industrial complex’
Atoning for the Sins of Empire
Insurers Inflating Books, New York Regulator Says
Surveillance: Snowden Doesn’t Rise to Traitor
5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is
Banks Seen as Aid in Fraud Against Older Consumers
Libertarianism’s Achilles’ heel
Can brain scans explain crime?
Only a third of charitable contributions go to the poor
Schools' effort to shift to Common Core faces a difficult test
First chapter for ending extreme poverty
How Treasury's tax loophole mistake saves companies billions each year
Tax breaks benefit rich households the most, report says
The dangerous aristocrats of finance
Lessons from the World of Tax Avoidance: How Nations Can Negotiate with Global Capital
Half of America is In or Near Poverty--and It's Getting Worse
Some cracks in the technocrat cult
One-way trips to U.S. frustrate immigration authorities
Silencing the Whistle-Blowers
Some cracks in the technocrat cult
Three reasons Congress is broken
The Corporate Tax Dodge
Reforming US Prisons
Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal 
Kill Bill
Sheila Bair: Dodd-Frank really did end taxpayer bailouts
Take Politics Away From the I.R.S.
Driver’s Seat
Atlas Shrugged Off Taxes
1 in 3 adults in parts of L.A. are in U.S. illegally, study finds
Dying for the shirt on your back
Betrayed? Citizen soldiers lose jobs; U.S. government biggest offender
A Disappointing Debut
Accord reached on farmworkers for immigration bill
Five myths about taxes
White men have much to discuss about mass shootings
Obama's climate agenda may face setbacks in federal court
Most Californians favor citizenship path for illegal immigrants
Stop Stealing From Our Kids
New Apartments Will Complicate Jerusalem Issue
Portland, Ore., Approves Earned Sick Leave Policy
Big Banks Have a Big Problem
Bank Lobbyists Dispute $83 Billion Subsidy. They’re Wrong
On Questioning the Jewish State
Rigging the I.P.O. Game
Offshore Cash Hoard Expands by $183 Billion at Companies
US Stalling Could Force Acceptance of Onerous TPP
Why There's a Bull Market for Stocks and a Bear Market for Workers
Morality and monetary policy
Land of Plenty (of Government)
Stealth Subsidy for Businesses Comes Under Scrutiny
The political clout of the superrich
Major Banks Aid in Payday Loans Banned by States
Despite Aid, Borrowers Still Face Foreclosure
The Second-Mortgage Shell Game
Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding For Republican Dark Money Group
Populists, plutocrats and the GOP sales tax
Banks must probe clients’ motives
The Enlightenment’s ‘Race’ Problem, and Ours
Time to break up the big banks
Short of voters, Republicans gerrymander their way back to power
Israeli and Palestinian textbooks fail balance test, study finds
Timothy Geitner Saved Wall Street, Not the Economy
Doubt Is Cast on Firms Hired to Help Banks
The Hidden Prosperity of the Poor
In Obama’s inauguration speech, a new American religion
Governors Push Bigger Reliance on Sales Taxes
For Obama’s New Term, Start Here
Financial Crisis Suit Suggests Bad Behavior at Morgan Stanley
L.A. teachers union members OK new evaluation method
Inequality Is Holding Back The Recovery
DMV study bolsters driver's license push for illegal immigrants
We must focus on the working poor
The Foreclosure Fiasco
India’s New Focus on Rape Shows Only the Surface of Women’s Perils
Is Delhi So Different From Steubenville?
Special Report: The latest foreclosure horror: the zombie title
Short sales in California surpass sales of foreclosed homes
What next? Reforming corporate taxes and entitlements
Swiss bank Wegelin to close after guilty plea
White House pushes forward on immigration ahead of bigger reform fight
How to Halt the Terrorist Money Train
Controversial Dark Money Group Among Five That Told IRS They Would Stay Out of Politics, Then Didn’t


War


2014

UK Imams Urge British Muslims to Shun Syria and Iraq
Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push
US War is a Complete Failure
The Fall of Mosul and the False Promises of Modern History

2013

This Week, Mass Surveillance Wins
America's Child Soldiers
The Mirror of Guantánamo
Pentagon’s opaque ledgers yield an epic tally of waste
Syrian Civilians Bore Brunt of Rebels’ Fury, Report Says
War on the Border
In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.
How Could We Blow This One?
Bosnian Croat leaders jailed for 1990s ethnic cleansing
The End of the Perpetual War
With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan
America's Other Dark Legacy in Iraq
Is the Estate Tax Doomed?
Ten years after the invasion, did we win the Iraq war?
About Those Black Sites
A Tax to Pay for War
Treat Greed in Africa as a War Crime
I killed people in Afghanistan. Was I right or wrong?

 
   
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