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.
Scott Stapp's troubles continue, as TMZ released audio of a frantic 911 call from his estranged wife, in which she accuses him of claiming to be a CIA agent tasked to kill the president.
Both are form of state-sponsored violence, both are based around irrational fears, and both are proving incredibly hard to eradicate for good.
A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee finds that the CIA deliberately misled Congress and the White House about Bush-era interrogation techniques.
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.
The president claims he wants to end "militarized" police culture, but refuses to end federal programs that give military weapons to local cops.
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next defense secretary.
Random gunmen, the Islamic State, the cold dead universe, our own families, and other things that we can't stop worrying about.
Thanksgiving is a holiday about inclusion and harmony. While our politicians debate immigration reform, perhaps it's time we remember that.
There were many people who could have lessened the damage done in the aftermath of the now infamous shooting of Michael Brown—and virtually all of them were Democrats.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.
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.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
In his new book, Benjamin Errett collects the sharpest people of all time in order to help people like me figure out how to seduce women. Or something.
Opponents of the Keystone XL have managed to stall construction of the pipeline again on Tuesday, but their fight isn't over yet.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Tony Blair and George W. Bush is banned in Guantánamo.
The Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Rabbani's favorite dish is a Tower of Babel made of food, a multi-story parking garage starring rice.
I guess my tragedy starts from that first day when I was captured by bounty hunters.
Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
"In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity."
If I were running an illegal detention center in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial I wouldn't want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment either.
How Terry Holdbrooks entered Gitmo a soldier and left a Muslim convert.