A review of Jonathan Simon's new book, "Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America," that explores the policies that led to today’s mass incarceration levels.
The latest Snowden leak revealing the NSA's surveillance of five American Muslims raises new questions about whether the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can be trusted to serve as a bulwark against government overreach.
An independent oversight board called the NSA's bulk collection program illegal. Then, last month, they gave the NSA a pass on warrantless collection of Americans’ calls and e-mails. Why the hands-off approach this time around?