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Can You Think of a Better Way to Spend $7.2 Billion Than Unnecessarily Locking Up Nonviolent Offenders and Undocumented Immigrants?

The Bureau of Prisons' morally and economically unsustainable detention practices.

By Jesselyn McCurdy
March 16, 2015

CISA Isn't About Cybersecurity, It's About Surveillance

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. But sometimes that's the easy part.

By Rachel Nusbaum
March 13, 2015

Budgeting Away Women's Reproductive Rights

In its first month, Congress has launched

By Georgeanne M. Usova
February 3, 2015

On Women's Health, the House Trades One Bad Idea for Another

Watching Congress' actions toward women last week might leave you confused about what year it is.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 26, 2015

The House's #TBT – Roll Backs on Women's Health

Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 21, 2015

This Bill Is Mandating Perfect Border Security, Using Your Tax Dollars, Without a Plan.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, last year proposed a logical approach to border securit

By Chris Rickerd
January 21, 2015

Business as Usual: House Leadership Uses DHS Spending Bill to Try to Kill President’s Executive Action on Immigration

There is already a clear picture of the House majority's agenda – block the immigration executive actions announced last 

By Joanne Lin
January 15, 2015

DOJ Solidifies Protection for Transgender Rights

While the American workplace is often notoriously inhospitable to transgender Americans, the federal government last month

By Ian S. Thompson
January 12, 2015

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