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Death Sentences March 12
Biden vowed to end the death penalty. A recent court filing suggests where he might start.
The Lowdown January 22
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
Analysis January 19
Donald Trump’s volatile approach to granting clemency epitomizes a system that many have long hoped to change.
The Lowdown January 8
Everyone's talking about sedition, treason and conspiracy. Here's what these terms actually mean and how they've been enforced.
News January 8
But local cops can still receive Pentagon equipment, including automatic rifles.
Life Inside December 10, 2020
“From time to time you hear someone shout something like, ‘Trump cannot be stopped!’ or, ‘Let’s get this White Nazi out of power!’ There is no gray area.”
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
Feature November 20, 2020
25 years ago this month, “superpredator” was coined in The Weekly Standard. Media spread the term like wildfire, creating repercussions on policy and culture we are still reckoning with today.
Analysis October 30, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection carried out almost half a million child detentions during the Trump administration, data shows. More kids were held for 72 hours or more.
Analysis October 7, 2020
A brief history of a political dog whistle.