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Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Authorized Torture Go Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing 700,000 documents about the United States' worldwide...

On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging

Ray Brescia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Ray Brescia

Whether the Court's recent turns will threaten the public's perception of the Court, and the court system as a whole, remains to be seen. But the jury is out, and the data seems to be coming in: The Court appears in the midst of a significant partisan turn, one that could threaten its long-term legitimacy.

Time for Obama and Holder to Truly End Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

It is long past time for Obama and Holder to end this humiliating, ineffective, and unlawful practice. The Justice Department guidance regarding the use of race should be amended in the following ways.

Arab Americans and Law Enforcement: Rights at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 01.10.2013 | World
James Zogby

In a democratic society based on constitutionally guaranteed rights, the role of law enforcement ought to be to help secure these rights for all citizens. This, for decades, has not been the case for Arab Americans.

Playing Fast and Furious With a Man's Reputation

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The country's interest is best served when both the executive and the legislative branches resist partisan showboating and rigorously defend against the politicization of the Department of Justice.

American Muslim Says He Was Wrongfully Jailed, Feds Says Throw Out His Lawsuit

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 07.10.2012 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge in Boise, Idaho is questioning the urgency that FBI agents felt when they arrested and detained an American Musli...

No Place for Rush Limbaugh in Hall of Famous Missourians

Randy Turner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

The timing of Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley's announcement that he had named Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians could not have been any worse.

John Ashcroft Makes GOP Endorsement

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Former attorney general John Ashcroft endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Monday. "As a conservative who served as governor of Missouri during th...

Obama's War on Journalism

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Kudos to David Carr of the New York Times for shining a light on an issue that doesn't attract nearly the attention that it should: the Obama administration's abuse of the Espionage Act, which in turn has led to a virtual war on journalism and free expression.

Marcus Baram

Bush Lied To FBI Director About Spying On Americans, Book Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush lied to FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office to protect White House programs that secretly eavesdropped on A...

John Celock

Christie Presidential Speculation Helped New Jersey Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hauled in over $500,000 in out of state donations for the New Jersey Republican Party during the height of speculat...

Movie Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the zeitgeist about the death penalty and the execution of innocent people from the Troy Davis Case -- and the presidential campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- the timing couldn't be better for the release of the documentary, Incendiary: The Willingham Case.

For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What U.S. president in recent history has lifted the rhetoric of progressivism to such lofty heights only to throw a wet blanket over the grassroots energy that responded to his vision and got him elected?

End the Drug War by Rescheduling All Drugs

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Just like we need trust in our government, we need trust in our drug scheduling policies. So where is the independent task force to reconsider how drugs are scheduled?

The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Listen closely and what you will hear, beneath the babble of political chatter and other mindless political noises distracting you from what's really going on, are the dying squeals of the Fourth Amendment.

Ashcroft Perverted Federal Law, and the Supreme Court Blinked

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

It is disappointing that the more liberal Supreme Court justices did not take the opportunity to express some outrage at John Ashcroft's cynical manipulation of federal law.

Supreme Court Throws Out Lawsuit Against John Ashcroft

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out damage claims against former Attorney General John Ashcroft over an American Muslim's arrest...

John Ashcroft Joins Company Once Known As Blackwater

AP | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

MOYOCK, N.C. — Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater. Investment group USTC Holdings...

Group Invitation To John Ashcroft After Uproar

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Next Page * 1 * | 2 Previous Page The Character Fort Collins Board of Directors announced today John Ashcroft will not be a featured...

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd and Material Witness Detention

Wes Oliver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wes Oliver

Mr. al-Kidd did not seem to qualify for detention under the material witness statute. The treatment he alleged he received once he was detained is inconsistent with our fundamental values.

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd: Immunity for the Shameless?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Who is responsible for implementing the policies that led Kansas-born Abdullah al-Kidd to be detained under false pretenses for 16 days, without being charged for a crime?

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Supreme Court Will Hear Ashcroft's Request To Avoid Responsibility For Unlawful Arrests Of Muslims

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him perso...

Beyond Politics, Beyond Guantanamo: 9/11 Trials Should Not be Construed as a Partisan Issue

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

It is simply wrong to believe that national security issues pit Democrats against Republicans, conservatives against progressives, or even, as one recent blog described it, some conservatives against other conservatives.