How The CIA Torture Report Lets American Leaders Off The Hook
The Senate's long-awaited report on Bush-era torture techniques puts too much blame on the CIA, and not enough on the American political leadership.
Senate Democrats Release Scathing CIA Torture Report
The long-delayed report details the CIA's detention and interrogation policies during the Bush administration.
Why Grand Juries Don't Indict Cops When They Kill
Police are allowed to use lethal force under specific circumstances, when it's reasonable to do so. Especially when it comes to black suspects, that means almost anytime.
Why D.C. Will Always Love Marion Barry
The late mayor was a very flawed man. But he also gave Washington, D.C.'s working-class black residents a taste of the economic prosperity that racial apartheid had long denied them.
California AG "Shocked" To Learn Her Office Wanted To Keep Eligible Parolees In Jail To Work
Lawyers for California Attorney General Kamala Harris argued releasing non-violent inmates early would harm efforts to fight California wildfires. Harris told BuzzFeed News she first heard about this when she read it in the paper.
California's Attorney General Thinks Legal Weed Is Inevitable
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said she had "no moral opposition" to marijuana legalization. But there are a lot of details to figure out.
Obama Picks A True Blue, Real Deal, Long-Time Police Critic To Head Up Civil Rights Division
Obama's new pick to run the civil rights division is as passionate an advocate for racial justice as you could find. But will that help or hurt her nomination?
Ferguson Protesters Feel A Loss As Holder Steps Down
During weeks of racial turmoil in Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder visited and sent FBI agents to the town.
Americans Think The Criminal Justice System Is Racist
A new survey of more than 4,500 people shows a growing perception among Americans of all backgrounds that the criminal justice system is racially biased.
Eighty Years Of Fergusons
The story of violent black protest in the U.S. is an old one — it's self-destructive but it sometimes gets results.