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Are We Getting Fooled on Surveillance Reform?

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By Gabe Rottman
August 7, 2014

What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform

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By Laura W. Murphy
July 31, 2014

How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System

Here's a hypothetical for you: Someone approaches you on the street and offers you a big stack of cash with no strings att

By Meghan Groob
July 29, 2014

Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

As Congress debates how to respond to children's migration from Central America, we must not forget that Customs and Borde

By Lia G. Melikian
July 28, 2014

The Kids Aren't Alright: America Fails to Protect Youth in Crisis

Earlier this year, I sat in an immigration office in Nogales, Mexico, surrounded by children who had just been deported fr

By Sarah Mehta
July 11, 2014

Why #BringBackOurGirls Isn't Enough

When Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the Obama administration voiced its strong opposition.

By Zak Newman
June 26, 2014

The Most Conservative Principle in American Politics

"The right to vote is at the very foundation of our American system, and nothing must interfere with this very pre

By Deborah J. Vagins
June 25, 2014

The American Public Gets It. President Obama Gets It. Why Doesn't Congress?

Like millions of Americans, President Obama doesn't think it makes a lot of sense to fire an employee or force her to take

By Vania Leveille
June 25, 2014

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