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Trump Administration Stigmatizes Islam and Undermines Civil Liberties

The Trump administration has been conspicuously silent on the bombing of a Minnesota mosque.

By Brian Tashman
August 11, 2017

Amidst Intense Partisanship, a Glimmer of Light Shines Through on Juvenile Justice Reform

Congress is close to passing legislation to help kids turn their lives around rather than lock them up.

By Jennifer Bellamy, Jake Flanagin
August 11, 2017

The Government Is Abusing Its Surveillance Powers. Don’t Believe Those Who Say Otherwise.

Following the Constitution doesn’t hinder our national security.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 31, 2017

Donald Trump Attacks Transgender People to Help Build Border Wall

In a nakedly political move, Trump endangers transgender soldiers to pay for wall with Mexico.

By Faiz Shakir
July 28, 2017

Leave It to Donald Trump to Come Up With the Wrong Way to Fire and Replace Jeff Sessions

The Senate has a duty to ensure the president doesn’t fire and replace the attorney general without a confirmation vote.

By Christopher Anders
July 27, 2017

Trump Is Doing Everything in His Power to Build a Border Wall and Congress Is Going Along With it

In a crucial vote this week, Republicans are trying to sneak in $1 billion to build the wall.

By Gregory Z. Smith
July 27, 2017

Americans Want Surveillance Reform. Will Congress Listen?

We need to stop government spying and overreach. Reforming Sec. 702 is the best chance we have this year.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 27, 2017

I Fought for My Daughter to Live at Home, And Congress Wants to Take That Away From People With Disabilities

It’s time for all parents to come together to tell Congress to save Medicaid for people with disabilities.

By Julie Beckett
July 24, 2017

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