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Congress Wants to Let Churches Play Partisan Politics and Keep Tax Exempt Status

Religious favoritism has no place in the government funding bill.

By Ian Thompson
July 21, 2017

The Man Likely to Be the New FBI Director Won’t Commit to Not Spying on Mosques and Muslim Leaders in America

That's why we need to reform government surveillance now.

By Neema Singh Guliani
July 21, 2017

Jeff Sessions Is Aiding and Abetting Police Departments Who Want to Seize Property of People Convicted of No Crime

The attorney general has provided police who do not like their state forfeiture laws with a loophole to police for profit.

By Kanya Bennett
July 19, 2017

Donald Trump Picked a Wedding Planner to Run New York and New Jersey's Federal Housing Programs

Lynne Patton has no experience in housing policy. Yet, President Trump hired her to run HUD's largest regional office.

By Jennifer Bellamy, Jake Flanagin
July 17, 2017

A Life of My Own Terms, Thanks to Medicaid

My independence is at stake if the Senate passes its health care bill.

By Stacey Milbern
July 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Once Again Shows His Contempt for Transparency

Jeff Sessions was supposed to disclose a form that listed his contacts with foreign governments. His response was outrageous.

By Christopher Anders
July 13, 2017

Congress Should Reject This Unconstitutional Amendment Denying Care to Transgender Service Members and Their Families

Our troops deserve support not discrimination from members of Congress.

By Brian Tashman
July 13, 2017

Christopher Wray Has a Troubling Record on Civil Liberties

The Senate must question the prospective FBI director’s views on torture, wrongful detention, and surveillance.

By Christopher Anders, Aaron Madrid Aksoz
July 12, 2017

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