The government’s website for FARA.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
Anita Hill, who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, amid heavy security when she was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 10, 1991.
AP Photo/Doug Mills
Anita Hill charged in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. He was still confirmed. Now, another nominee faces sexual assault allegations. Have times changed?
A 1950s photograph of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley, during a visit to Jackson, Miss.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
A historian explains the significance of the Emmett Till murder for the civil rights movement.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
A glimpse behind bars.
Cropped from krystiano/flickr
The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (right) with protestor on Aug. 5, 2016.
AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim
The DOJ has found excessive use of force in the Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago police departments. Could a solution be found by seeing the police as victims of violence as well?
U.S. Attorney General-designate Janet Reno is sworn in, 1993.
AP Photo/Barry Thumma
At a time when politicians are struggling to gain the public's trust, Janet Reno's legacy as an honest, humble public servant may serve as an example moving forward from the election.
Troubled towers: the HQ in Frankfurt.
If Berlin doesn't apply divisive rules that inflict pain on savers, expect cries of double standards from southern Europe.
Google employees may be getting a free lunch, but not its customers.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Chicago Police Department officers walk down Michigan Avenue during a protest of last year’s shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Reform of police departments must include a reexamination of why cops and civilians come in contact so frequently in the first place.
After a wave of mergers, few large US airlines remain.
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The Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding over airfares, but high prices may simply be a consequence of industry consolidation.
American justice at work.
I have lived in the US for over three decades. And I have never seen soccer – that is, real “football” – dominate the front pages of US newspapers for so many days and with so many stories. In that sense…
Like the banks, John Gotti was known as the ‘teflon don’ because of prosecutors’ failure to convict him for his alleged crimes.
Banks have become like Wall Street versions of "teflon don" John Gotti, able to avoid conviction despite repeated criminal prosecutions.
Will the feds raid this Christmas tree?
Abraham Lincoln said that those who shape public opinion exert an even greater influence than judges and lawmakers. In recent years popular sentiment – on issues like marriage equality and legalization…
Too much to hope for?
“There is no such thing as too big to jail,” Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a sternly worded video message last May, underscoring that no financial institution “should be considered immune from…