opinion & analysis
A former Army staff sergeant and guard at Camp Delta speaks out for the first time about the mistreatment he witnessed — and the reasons why it continues.
By Dorsey Nunn
Forcing the formerly incarcerated to answer that question when applying for jobs — or for apartments, student loans, and many other things — amounts to structural discrimination.
Gruesome photos of a woman strangled to death were posted on 4Chan this week, but this particular type of horror is hardly unique to 4Chan or even the internet age.
By John Wetzel
How do we fix America's broken corrections and criminal justice systems? We asked the head of one of the country's largest prison systems.
After their midterm election route, Republicans could potentially pass a veto-proof bill to approve the pipeline. But Obama was going to approve the project anyway.
By Ryan Faith
The idealistic view many people have of space exploration can lead to a cynical rejection of the real-world work being done to send humankind into space.
Say what you will about gangs, but their model works when it comes to attracting young people. It's time to use that model to save kids and reduce violence and crime.
Criminal records are preventing millions of people — including many who committed non-violent crimes — from going to the polls. This includes 1 in 13 of all African Americans.
More than half the 2.4 million people in America's prisons and jails have mental health issues. It's time to stop incarcerating the mentally ill and start treating them.
A Baltimore cop faces perjury charges for lying about the beating of a suspect, but police aren't held accountable often enough for the lies they tell courts.
By Ryan Faith
The short-range air defense system Iron Dome will be adapted for use by ships — but that will simply make it one of several systems that do what it does.
Calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a 'chickenshit' is merely the latest example of bad judgment from an Obama administration official.
What is billed as the most advanced flying car ever has been unveiled in Europe, but the futuristic flying car is now actually a retro idea.
As the Houthis continue to fight Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate, shifting alliances make it impossible to tell who will ultimately gain control of the country.
The apparent end of the bogus distinction between groups who are terrorists and individuals who are merely crazy could have troubling consequences for civil liberties.
By Ryan Faith
Just how much the West should worry about North Korea's nuclear program depends as much on what we know as on what we assume.
The same day a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in New York, a Manhattan district court heard arguments about who's responsible for a cholera epidemic in Haiti.