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Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Win His Appeal? Law

Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Win His Appeal?

By Alan M. Dershowitz

Among the issues to explore in an appeal of Tsarnaev’s death sentence is the question of whether a heavy thumb was placed on the scale of justice in favor of a unanimous verdict.

A Double Standard For David Petraeus Security

A Double Standard For David Petraeus

By Eileen McNamara

The sweetheart deal prosecutors cut with the retired general exposes the hypocrisy and the incoherence at the heart of the U.S. Justice Department’s war on whistleblowers.

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The Second Great Migration Immigration

The Second Great Migration

By John Tirman

We should begin to understand who our immigrant population is — where they came from and why, their aspirations, their contributions to American society — in order to help this new (and great) migration succeed for all.

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion Religion

What’s The Matter With Indiana? Sadly, Religion

By Rich Barlow

In Indiana’s law allowing businesses to turn away customers they find objectionable on religious grounds, religion is not a lovely fig leaf concealing ugly malice. It is the root, the cause of the prejudice behind the law.

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Before The Buffer Zone Law

Before The Buffer Zone

By Joanne Barker

If buffer zones are removed, kindly grandmothers aren’t the only ones who will confront patients walking into Planned Parenthood.

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A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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Freedom Of Speech? Nyet Policy

Freedom Of Speech? Nyet

By Joshua Rubenstein

In Moscow, the trial against three young punk rockers looks more like the Soviet Union than the “new Russia.” Joshua Rubenstein on the Pussy Riot controversy.

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