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Trump’s Tweets Threaten North Korea, but Only Congress Can Declare War

The Constitution couldn’t be any clearer. The president can’t take the nation to war without congressional authorization.

By Christopher Anders
September 8, 2017

Congress Wants to Change the Americans With Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People With Disabilities

The so-called ADA Education and Reform Act is bad news for people with disabilities, and we must stop it in its tracks.

By Tyler Ray, Vania Leveille
September 6, 2017

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

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