Topic: Bill of Rights
Finally, America is beginning to tackle overcrowded prisons, prompted by financially strapped states that can no longer afford them. The road to prison reform, and less crowding, includes revamping 'three strikes' laws, as in California, and limiting pre-trial detention.
12/29/2011 12:51 pm
National polls show tea party support withering among some Americans, but don't count the 'taxed enough already' crowd out just yet. They are crafting a from-the-ground-up strategy for 2012.
12/16/2011 11:38 am
She battles for those on the economy's bottom rung – nannies and housekeepers.
12/08/2011 10:05 am
Social justice is not universal justice, because it requires that rights be given to one person ant the expense of another
11/18/2011 10:27 am
Hate-crime trial is Feb. 21 for former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, in cyberspying case involving a gay roommate. Meanwhile, New Jersey schools work to put in place anti-bullying provisions of tough new law.
10/20/2011 03:24 pm
Many people believe the Western democracy is superior to a one-party system because the rotation of political power gives government the flexibility to make needed policy changes. But China’s one-party system has proven over time to be remarkably adaptable to changing times.
10/17/2011 12:04 pm
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears the case of a Christian schoolteacher fired in a dispute over a disability and church doctrine. The justices should be careful about allowing government to judge a faith's teachings when it is charged with discrimination.
10/03/2011 04:10 pm
The decision by BART officials to cut cellphone service Thursday – denying train-riding protesters access to social media – raises deep legal questions, analysts say.
08/16/2011 08:05 pm
Glenn Beck has departed the Fox News roster: his final show for Fox aired Thursday night. Next up for the political commentator: a three-sided chalkboard and a line of clothes.
07/01/2011 03:10 pm
Readers write in on the Monitor's Future Focus issue covering the rise of the global middle class.
06/13/2011 06:30 pm