29 August 2006
Do you remember the Fugitive Slave Act? It criminalized not only slaves who'd escaped to non-slave states, but also anyone who helped them flee. That law has troubling echoes in a new law, passed by the Republican Senate and House, that...
26 June 2006
"The idea is to put Palestinians on a diet but not make them die of hunger," commented Dov Weisglass, senior advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Enud Olmert, when asked how Israel should deal with the new Hamas government....
01 June 2006
"It's a national disgrace that President Bush has yet again bowed to the far-right extremists," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese

WASHINGTON - In a column for the conservative magazine, The Weekly Standard,...
14 April 2006
A terrorism trial of two Muslims in federal court in Sacramento has thus far left the FBI looking manipulative, credulous, and prodigiously extravagant.

At the center of the case are two Pakistanis living in Lodi, a...
19 February 2006
Few law enforcement institutions have been so thoroughly discredited in recent years as the FBI's forensic laboratory. In 1997, the Bureau's inspector general (IG) at the time issued a devastating report, stigmatizing one instance after...
19 February 2006
Given the Bush administration’s rhetoric regarding the Iranian government you wouldn’t think the two have much, if anything, in common. In his 2002 State of the Union address President Bush referred to Iran as part of an “axis of evil,...

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