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ACLU to Congress: We Need a Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill

There is a startling dearth of explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.

By Ian S. Thompson
December 15, 2014

New DOJ Profiling Guidance: LGBTQ-Inclusive, But Inadequate

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By Ian S. Thompson
December 10, 2014

A Rare Glimpse of Bipartisanship on Open Government

So this “lame duck” Congress may not be so lame after all – at least when it comes to increasing government transparency.

By Gabe Rottman
November 19, 2014

FEC’s Coordination Definition Is a Big Hot Mess

Members of Congress and donors in cahoots to deceive not only the American voting public but the Federal Elections Commiss

By Michael W. Macleod-Ball
November 17, 2014

Stalling on Surveillance Reform Could Cost the GOP

NSA reform could be the thorn in the side of the Republican Party next year.

By Neema Singh Guliani
November 12, 2014

On Leak Prosecutions, Obama Takes it to 11. (Or Should We Say 526?)

James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

By Gabe Rottman
October 14, 2014

Countering Violent Extremism: Time for the Administration to Get It Right

Today President Obama took the unusual step of chairing a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

By Zak Newman
September 24, 2014

Fearmongering NSA Reform

On June 5, 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world, providing proof that Americans were being spied on by their own governm

By Neema Singh Guliani
September 24, 2014

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