Someone on death row might have an excellent innocence claim or an excellent police corruption claim, but what is saving their life is shortages or litigation over execution drugs.
Ted Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, took the US government to the brink of disaster. He has paid a high price in credibility, but he wasn't always a punchline.
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end
The US is one of only three countries not to have signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
By threatening debt default and government shutdown, Congressional Republicans are risking disaster.
Doug Band came to the Clinton White House in 1995 - and was instrumental in creating the post-presidential philanthropic Clinton empire. Now he is striking out on his own, and causing all kinds of problems for Bill and Hillary.
How did Obama find himself in such a rococo mess, pinned between haters in the House and his KGB rival?
Obama could not be clearer: something needs to be done about Assad. But he is ducking every opportunity to act.
Historically, rioting may not have been beneficial to black communities, but the easy dismissal of black rebellion allows politicians like Obama, and those to whom he appealed, to believe that stalled progress in race relations has been the result of indi
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
From fairly early on, the Civil Rights Movement, in many instances, was a carefully managed affair. Bonnie Greer examines the role of the black middle class in the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington.
The horrors of segregation bound the US civil rights movement together. Fifty years on from Martin Luther King’s great speech, inequality persists – but in subtler ways.
Nicky Woolf is glad that there are still people such as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning around.
29 November 1963: "The shock and the grief are universal and so great. Emotions have poured out - and they have gilded the truth."
In 2010, Private Manning did his duty to humanity and supplied proof from within the murder machine. This is his triumph, and his show trial merely expresses corrupt power’s abiding fear of people learning the truth.
With Motor City finally declared bankrupt, the Midwest’s industrial powerhouse has turned into a production line for drink, drugs and deprivation.
"Carlos Danger" is the man New Yorkers just can't let go of.
"I think it was around the time of the 48th cannon blast that you realise 'Oh, now I get it - in response to the royal birth, the news has gone on maternity leave'."
By placing what is essentially a variant of Florida's "stand your ground" law on the statute book, the coalition has created the potential for greater acts of vigilantism.
In reality, nobody alive but George Zimmerman knows exactly what happened the night that Trayvon Martin was shot. In all the speculation, nobody is talking about the real problem: guns.
Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.
The Supreme Court rulings on the Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 stand in stark contrast to the day before, and show a split activist court.
The problem is that the racism the Voting Rights Act attempts to counteract never really went away.
Far from committing an act of treason, as several top US lawmakers have suggested, by all appearances the NSA whistleblower has done a public service.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
An impressive piece of work – but not a happy one.
On questions of “US national security”, from wiretaps to Gitmo to drone strikes, Barack Obama has shown his thinking is even less unenlightened than that of the junior Bush. And liberals everywhere better accept that.
Expose injustice and pay the price.
It's time to listen to the real experts, says Lauren Hersh.