The Watergate scandal didn't just bring down a president. It uncovered a shadowy side of the state where officials had been operating lawlessly for decades, and it swept into Congress a collection of reformers eager to bring those miscreants to heel. As new stories of misbehavior at the National Security Agency and the Internal Revenue Service hit the headlines, Jesse Walker looks back at the post-Watergate period and asks what it would take to recreate—and surpass—that era's spirit of reform.
After Promising To Stop Land Seizures, the Biden Administration Just Stole This Family's Property for a Border Wall
"We are utterly devastated," said Baudilia Cavazos.
Arizona passed a law raising the standard of evidence for asset forfeiture. That didn't help Jerry Johnson when Phoenix police seized his cash.
That was one of several eyebrow-raising claims made by Barry Brodd, who said Derek Chauvin's actions were "objectively reasonable."
Prosecutors initially suggested that the boy had a gun in his hand, but the government walked that back today.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Sues Biden Administration for Not Studying the Environmental Impact of More Migrants Coming Into the U.S.
A signature priority of President Donald Trump's administration was paring back federal environmental laws. Republicans are now stretching the definition of those same laws to save the former president's immigration policies.