Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next defence secretary.
The President claims he wants to end "militarised" police culture, but refuses to end federal programmes that give military weapons to local cops.
Thanksgiving is a holiday about inclusion and harmony.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amidst my Ferguson-fueled depression.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
In our new column the Fear Digest, we'll be taking a look at the top ten terrors the country is facing. This week: Santacon, Ferguson, the cold, Obama, and more.
We spoke to the guy whose new book can apparently turn any loser into a pithy legend.
An introduction to our week of stories from the world's most notorious prison.
My extended periods in solitary confinement have led me to conclude that the US government have already adopted the DNHR.
In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity.
The enduring absurdist drama has a long entanglement with censors and prison life.
"I was shocked to learn that my book had been censored in Guantánamo."
The Yemeni citizen who died in Guantánamo is remembered by a friend.
The author says his book "defines a modern version of fascism, of which Guantánamo is a dark beacon".
The starkest difference between the captivity of Anne Frank and those in Guantánamo Bay is that Anne Frank and her family were in hiding. It must be so surreal for those in Guantánamo to know that the whole world knows they're there.
If I were running an illegal detention centre in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial, I, too, would not want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment.
This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
Jeremy Paxman finds it "fascinating" that the war poet is banned from Gitmo.
Irvine Welsh has no fucking idea why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Blair and Bush is banned in Gitmo.