Vox Populi

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Mehnaaz Mome: The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse — The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire

It may not be a coincidence that the rise in the killings of unarmed civilians thrives at a time when America remains engaged in a multitude of wars, some visible, … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Karen J. Greenberg: Liberty Is Security

The Lesson Not Drawn From Post-9/11 Government Overreach One vivid image of the historical relationship between government power and individual liberties in America has long been the swing of the … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Raymond Bonner: The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give

“I would be strapped to a board by my arms and legs and by my waist (which was very painful because of my wound.) Guards with black costumes, masks and … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sarah Browning: I go for days

I go for days forgetting these pictures – bare brown bodies stained and curled on cement floors or cowering in a corner, the dog’s teeth more real than the man’s … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

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