R. Alexander Acosta was the head of the civil rights division at the Department of Justice in the Bush administration when subordinates skirted civil-service laws and engaged in politicized hiring.
Justice Department regulations appear to suggest the attorney general should not be involved in any investigations into Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
The new attorney general had strong conservative credentials, but no record as a civil-rights advocate. So his defenders invented one.
The Alabama senator and attorney general-nominee has a record of public statements portraying Muslim immigrants in menacing terms.
Donald Trump dismissed the acting attorney general for insubordination, after she refused to defend his immigration order in court.
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
It will take more than the executive branch to revive the practice.
The Trump administration seems wedded to a political strategy of lying to the public, challenging the media to adjust.
Trump’s pick for attorney general made the remarks during an interview with Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon, now an adviser to the president-elect.
Defenders of Trump’s choice for attorney general have cited an Alabama lynching case as evidence of his commitment to racial equality. The real story is more complicated.
Trump’s nominee for attorney general claims to have “filed 20 or 30” desegregation cases as U.S. attorney in Alabama, but there’s little evidence to support that.
Republicans have said that Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee began his career fighting against a segregationist in Alabama. The truth is more complicated.
Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general has a record of hostility toward the federal government's role in curtailing discrimination on the basis of race, sexuality, and immigration status.
Donald Trump and his surrogates have shown an uncanny ability to lie in the face of objective facts. They will now have the power of the federal government to help them.
The accomplishments of the first black president will be erased by a man who rose to power on the slander that Barack Obama was not born in America.
It’s the best of America, and its future is uncertain.
The FBI director’s decision to disclose an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails that led nowhere may have irrevocably altered the results of the 2016 balloting.
The question of who becomes the president of the United States should be answered by voters, not federal agents.
The Republican nominee’s rhetoric about black communities reinforces stereotypes about black people, and little else.
How artist Matt Furie feels about his creation, Pepe the Frog, becoming a favored symbol of white nationalists and Trump supporters