Ted Vaill: This is more correctly called “bribery”, which involves a government official getting (or as in this case asking) for something of value in return for doing something beneficial to the other party . That is an impeachable offense.
Aaron J. Leonard: The FBI is singular in its role as a domestic political police force — at the ready to confront threats defined by the ruling authorities.
Bill Blum: No one is more acutely aware of the macabre parlor game involving her possible demise than Ginsburg, who continues to weather the speculation with wit, grit and a graceful sense of irony. I
Maya Ingram: Cars are often towed without first giving owners notice and post-tow hearings offer shamefully inadequate due process protections. As a result, working families often lose their cars, leading to job loss, more debt, credit score dings, increased instability, and even homelessness.
Bill Blum: The Constitution should be read as a “living document,” taking into account not only the Constitution’s text and history but also giving due consideration to contemporary values, social needs and evolving traditions.
The official narrative of billionaire accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s death shifted faster than a New York subway rider when a homeless guy plops down next to them on a hot day.
Brittany Stonesifer: Many people come home after finishing a prison term only to face a maze of obstacles as they work to reintegrate into the community.
Sharon Kyle: Clearly, for some, protecting the 2nd Amendment is more important than protecting the lives of children. But for many, this unyielding devotion to the amendment is hard to understand.
Tom Hall: Knowing that Donald has ordered his attorneys general, first Jeff Sessions and now Billious Barr, to resolve any issues at federal lock-ups, and make them perfect prisons, what are we to make of the evolving series of stories being floated out of the Justice Department about the Epstein kill?
Jasmyne Cannick: We intend to vindicate this violation of her civil rights by filing a federal civil rights lawsuit and exposing a corrupt police officer who wanted to silence this strong voice of change.
Adrienna Wang: For decades, some politicians have tried to fill the state’s coffers using the criminal system in this way — with money made off the backs of the most vulnerable Californians.
Danny Sjursen: Officer Daniel Pantaleo has gone all but unpunished for killing Eric Garner. This is what happens when American imperialism comes home.
Glen Ford: The primary inspiration for Hitler and all the lesser exterminators was not a book, but a social system that grew out of the slave trade, colonial plunder and global white settler colonialism.