Washington Markup

Fighting for freedom in our nation's capital

A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul

An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation.

By Nathaniel J. Turner
July 28, 2015

A Bill Up for a House Vote Today to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Won’t Improve Public Safety. It Will Undermine It.

The ACLU joins law enforcement to oppose House bill aimed at gutting community trust policies.

By Joanne Lin
July 23, 2015

Keeping Children in the Classroom and out of the Courtroom

The best sentencing reform is keeping kids out the justice system in the first place.

By Jennifer Bellamy
July 22, 2015

The Disingenuous First Amendment Defense Act Is Indiana on Steroids

The bill is a parade of horribles that would permit taxpayer-funded discrimination.

By Ian S. Thompson
July 20, 2015

Should Companies Be Forced to Enable Surveillance and Compromise Security? The Government Thinks So.

The Department of Justice believes in the impossible: backdoors that only the U.S. government can exploit.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 9, 2015

Unbowed, Undaunted, and Bold: Restoring Abortion Coverage and Achieving Reproductive Justice

New federal legislation, the EACH Woman Act, provides health insurance coverage for abortion.

By Vania Leveille
July 8, 2015

Viral Photo Highlights Need for Action In Support Of LGBT Youth

Congress should pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act and hold public schools accountable for anti-LGBT discrimination.

By Ian S. Thompson
July 7, 2015

2 Sneaky Ways Women’s Rights Are Being Threatened Right Now

Appropriations bills aim to strip women’s access to healthcare.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
June 26, 2015

Sign Up for Breaking News