James Downie

Opinions editorWashington, D.C.


Conservatives seem determined to ignore the real effects of a shutdown on millions of Americans.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Plus: Virginia considers asset forfeiture reform, and another raid-gone-wrong in Florida

  • Oct 31, 2014

McConnell and like-minded conservatives want to preserve and expand a radical and detrimental Supreme Court ruling.

  • Oct 30, 2014

Why does the party of “family values” keep letting its own members off the hook?

  • Oct 21, 2014

The president needs congressional authorization, both for his own record and theirs.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Watch Radley Balko’s Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Pulling back from the brink in Ferguson — and throughout America

  • Aug 14, 2014

Confirmation that the CIA illegally accessed Senate computers should lead to accountability.

  • Jul 31, 2014

A Wall Street Journal op-ed somehow manages to echo Osama bin Laden.

  • Jul 23, 2014

As abhorrent as Clayton Lockett’s crime was, his horrific death is the latest example of why the death penalty has no place in the United States.

  • Apr 30, 2014
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