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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

Too Classified for Congress? When It Comes to Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Activities, Transparency Should Always Triumph Over Secrecy

Tomorrow the House of Representatives will have a choice to make: openness and transparency, or secrecy and business as us

By Nathaniel J. Turner
January 5, 2015

Amidst the Budget Chaos, Long-Awaited Abortion Coverage for Women in the Peace Corps

The news out of Washington this weekend was dramatic as lawmakers hashed out an eleventh hour

By Georgeanne M. Usova
December 16, 2014

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

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