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Democracy in Ukraine

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Ballot Initiatives Gone Wild

Jessica Levinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Want to change how many lawmakers it takes to pass the state's budget? Pass a ballot initiative. Want to change the definition of marriage? Pass a ballot initiative. Want to cut or increase taxes? Pass a ballot initiative.

Annual Session of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Tiina Intelmann

As we shape our decisions we should bear in mind the interests of the ultimate beneficiaries of the Rome Statute system -- the victims and affected communities who have been subjected to atrocity crimes.

The Anatomy Of A Crime Scene (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.11.2013 | Crime

There exist over 200,000 cold cases in America, and starting this September, two women are setting out to put in a dent in that number. With over ...

Crimes, Criminals, and the Insanity Defense

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.

How to Talk To Your Kids About the Jerry Sandusky Trial

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports
Barbara Greenberg

We need to teach our kids that bad people come in all shapes and sizes.

The Craziest Fast Food Crimes Of 2011

The Stir | Posted 02.27.2012 | Food
The Stir

We've seen a rash in drive-thru and fast food crime this year. What is it? The high fat? Escalating levels of sodium? Dashed expectations from those delicious-looking commercials?

A 5-Part Plan for the President to Fight the Banks "Every Inch of the Way"

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.

Obama's Shameful Dodge on 60 Minutes

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

As he has regularly done in the past with other media outlets, President Obama artfully dodged a straightforward question about lack of criminal prosecutions from Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes last night.

Serial Art Attacker Indicted

Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts

Susan J. Burns, who made news earlier this year for twice attacking world famous paintings in the National Gallery of Art, was indicted in Washington,...

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Surge

PE.com | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

The number of anti-Latino hate crimes surged statewide in 2010, according to a state attorney general's office report. There were 119 anti-Hispanic...

Notorious 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Charged

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The man suspected of terrorizing women with sexual assaults from Virginia to Rhode Island over 12 years tried to hang himself...

Making the Case Against Mortgage Banksters, Part One: Legalities

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

Federal prosecutors have trotted out reasons why they aren't prosecuting mortgage banksters. No lawyer I've spoken to agrees. Nor do I. This is an analysis of why the criminal cases can be made.

Capturing the Friedmans Dad Was My Unforgettable Teacher: Apply His Classroom Lessons to Set His Son Free

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Intellectually, I know you cannot separate the person from the teacher. For me, it is contradictory and maddening that Mr. Friedman provided meaningful guidance to countless students.

Crime Rate Down For Third Year In A Row, Despite Recession

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009, bucking a historical trend that links rising crime rates to economic woes. Prop...

Lock-up: What Behind the Mass Incarceration Across the Nation?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Where have all the black men gone? Michelle Alexander, in her recently released book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, answers the question head on.

Arizona -- The Newest Soviet Republic

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Governor Jan Brewer has signed bill SB-1070 into law, making it a state crime to walk the streets of Arizona without papers proving one's immigration status.

Will Jonathan Karl Confront Cheney's Crimes in His This Week Interview?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

If Karl honestly takes Cheney to task in his interview, he just might deserve the This Week host position. If he does not, he'll remain an unremarkable hack enabling an unrepentant criminal.

NRA Quietly Winning Looser Gun Laws

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's been the year of the gun in Tennessee. In a flurry of legislative action, handgun owners won the right to take their wea...

A Dubious Anniversary

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Forty years ago, Wayne Maki almost killed Ted Green. This was the first time in the history of professional sports that police issued a complaint against players because of an incident during a game.

Prosecutions -- A Reply to my Critics

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Many people asked a version of the following question: "if we don't have prosecutions of Bush officials, what will stop people next time?," often with a reference to the Nixon or Iran-Contra pardons.

The "Move On" Defense Of George W. Bush

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

To say Bush's defense is that his opponents want "political vengeance" is a non sequitur. Couldn't every trial in the country be characterized as some sort of "vengeance" based on this logic?