Botched Execution In Arizona: A Shot In The Arm For Debate On Capital Punishment July 28, 2014
The group throwing the biggest wrench into lethal injections is not who you think it is.
MintPress Interview On BBC Radio: Media Bias On Gaza Coverage
The crisis in Gaza is a human rights issue that cannot be ignored.
Gaza Bombardment Continues, West Bank Cities Stand Up For Fellow Palestinians (Photos,Video)
“If all we can do is scream in the streets then we will scream until we cannot scream anymore. We are all Palestinian.”
Eric Garner’s Death Prompts Cop-Public Clash On Policing Tactics
The NYPD’s police commissioner and Internal Affairs Division both admit to “wrongdoing” in Garner’s arrest, but Internet users aren’t so sure.
Criminal Prosecution Rates For Corporate Environmental Crimes Near Zero
Grappling with a shrinking budget and limited manpower, the EPA pursues criminal charges in “fewer than one-half of one percent” of total legal violations.
A MintPress Analysis Of The Biases In Reporting On Gaza
The bias in reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict is swinging a different way than usual, but not necessarily because factual reporting has become a paramount concern.
Virginia’s Strict Ballot Access Laws In Question
A legal challenge to Virginia’s ballot access law reflects concerns about the impartiality of the electoral system.
“Startling” Number Of Americans Are On Terrorist Watchlist
Experts argue that by including so many names on the Terrorist Watchlist, it’s actually more difficult for law enforcement to investigate or apprehend real criminals.
7-Eleven Takes Big Gulp Out Of American Dream
For South Asian immigrants to the U.S., owning a 7-Eleven franchise is no longer the golden ticket to the American dream that it once was.
Like NSA, Local Police Spy On Americans Without Warrant
Stingrays and other cell surveillance tools have been used in the U.S. for years without the knowledge of the public or even defense attorneys and judges.
Why Are The “Big Four” Opposed To Hong Kong Democracy Demonstrations?
In newspaper ads, the “Big Four” accounting firms call Hong Kong democracy protesters a threat to “the rule of law, society, and the economy.” But it’s not clear why.
New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading July 21, 2014
The proposal would establish a mandatory “BitLicense” for any company involved with the buying, selling, mining or trading of cryptocurrencies.
Excessive Overtime Pay For Correction Officers Prompt Concerns Over Undermanned Prison System
Correction officers are accruing alarming levels of overtime -- and overtime pay -- at the country’s understaffed, overcrowded correctional facilities.
UAV Enthusiasts: Drone Photography Is Not A Crime
For several drone photography enthusiasts, their own footage has been their best defense against spurious charges.
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
Shut out of banking services, marijuana-related businesses in states where the substance is legal operate as cash-only businesses, but that may be changing.
Border Crisis Reflects Consequences Of Good Intentions
Hoping to protect child sex trafficking victims, the Bush administration required hearings for underage migrants, but it’s created a backlog and an increasingly complex crisis.
Detroit’s Water Crisis A Symptom Of Urban Shrinkage
Water shutoffs are affecting huge swathes of a city that can’t afford to pay, prompting nearly 80 people to steal water. Is urban renewal worth the costs?
Protests And Frustrations On The Sidelines Of The World Cup
The World Cup wrapped up on Sunday. While many were surprised with Brazil’s success as a host, others, just several blocks from the field, were less enthused.
Postal Service Urged To Move Forward On Banking Proposal
“There is no reason for Congress to act or to politicize this. Ignore the politics: it’s time for the Postal Service to move forward,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said.
Swedish Court: Charges Against Julian Assange Stand
Swedish court reaffirms legal basis of warrant that’s kept the WikiLeaks founder holed up as an asylum-seeker in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years.
Military Operation Opens Immunization Window In Pakistan
The mass exodus of Pakistanis fleeing the dangers of war has a surprising bright side: polio vaccinators can finally reach previously unreachable children.
Texas On Trial For Violating Voting Rights Of Blacks, Latinos
One analyst says the case could turn Texas into a “purple state” by shifting power away from predominantly white conservatives and giving left-leaning voters more of a say.