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Remembering the Values Our Vets Fought For

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

In 2009, while in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a video crew and I interviewed vets who had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. We asked several of them and their families what America stood for and what values they felt they fought for.

One Day in Court: All the Justice You Can Afford

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.28.2016 | Crime
Pia de Jong

-- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits "You have the right to remain silent," says the judge, sitting at a high podium in front of a monumental wall. At o...

How Judge Lance Ito and OJ Simpson Ruined the Legal System

Don McNay | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Don McNay

One of the worst moves in American judicial history was Judge Lance Ito's decision to allow the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995 to be televised. Making a bad idea worse, Ito went on entertainment programs like a small-time comic trying to work his way to Vegas. The OJ Simpson trial was the precursor of the modern reality television series.

Nation Mourns Murder of Much Loved Source of Laughter

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

It's been two weeks but we"re not over it. We probably never will be. George Zimmerman's defense attorney Don West has slain one of our most cherished forms of humor. Worse, he's done it with what our justice system refers to as "depraved indifference".

The Death Penalty: Questionable Evidence for Deterrence

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Crime
Paul Heroux

The death penalty is about as divisive an issue as abortion or gun control. Studies are offered by proponents and opponents to both support and condemn both sides of each issue. It is therefore imperative to assess and critique the quality, reliability and validity of the studies.

Dan Froomkin

Access To Justice In U.S. At Third-World Levels, Says Survey | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why haven't more Americans successfully sued the banks that lured them into fraudulent mortgages, then foreclosed on them without the required paperwo...