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Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nearly 100,000 passengers were pulled aside by TSA behavior watchers last year, and it remains to be proven whether you can spot terrorists by the looks on their faces.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The TX Board of Pardons voted to spare the life of Robert Lee Thompson, who took part in a robbery that led to a murder. The killer is serving life. Perry chose to kill him anyway.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Here's what to read instead.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. stands alone in the world in condemning thousands of juveniles to life without parole. And race is a huge factor. Will the Supreme Court even consider it?

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases today that will affect the fate of more than 2,500 people sentenced to life without parole as teenagers.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

For the first time since 1982, a U.S. citizen won the New York City marathon. For sports writer Darren Rovell, "it's not as good as it sounds."

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Two cases in the Supreme Court could alter the fates of over 2,500 people serving life without parole for crimes they committed as teenagers.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"I can go fight in another country to uphold peace and liberty ... but I can't uphold peace, liberty, and equality for my own brother."

Posted on: Oct 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Recent evidence shows that an executed Texas man was innocent. There are others who still might avoid that fate.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

CNN's much publicized series was largely eclipsed by controversy over CNN's resident xenophobe, Lou Dobbs.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

And by "traditional," he means "white."

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Khristian Oliver is set to be executed next month, after jurors used Old Testament passages to determine whether he should live or die.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As the corporate media picks up on the tragic story of Cameron Todd Willingham, Gov. Perry is going to desperate lengths to cover it up.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Would a Human Sacrifice TV Channel be protected by the First Amendment? Answers to this and other key questions will be answered.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Among the questions women will have to answer: Age of the mother, her marital status, highest year of education completed, and more.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald's <i>Rethink Afghanistan</i> brings you jarring images of civilian suffering. Not surprisingly, the <i>NY Times</i> isn't on board.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Philip Nitschke has caused uproar from Australia to the UK over his unapologetic pro-suicide philosophy -- and now he's bringing his cause to the States.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A month and a half before the book hits stores, <i>Going Rogue</i> is selling like crazy. What's wrong with us, America?

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"I call it the Obama effect," says one Louisiana gun dealer.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

53-year-old Romell Broom wept and tried to help his executioners find a vein, only to leave the death chamber alive. This isn't "cruel and unusual punishment"?