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Millions Severed From the Body Politic

Criminal disenfranchisement harshly and unnecessarily denies productive members of our society a political voice.

By Deborah J. Vagins
March 19, 2015

Big Government v. Traumatized Defenseless Children = Justice?

Two immigration bills in Congress aim to gut the due process rights of traumatized children.

By Joanne Lin
March 18, 2015

Can You Think of a Better Way to Spend $7.2 Billion Than Unnecessarily Locking Up Nonviolent Offenders and Undocumented Immigrants?

The Bureau of Prisons' morally and economically unsustainable detention practices.

By Jesselyn McCurdy
March 16, 2015

CISA Isn't About Cybersecurity, It's About Surveillance

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. But sometimes that's the easy part.

By Rachel Nusbaum
March 13, 2015

Budgeting Away Women's Reproductive Rights

In its first month, Congress has launched

By Georgeanne M. Usova
February 3, 2015

On Women's Health, the House Trades One Bad Idea for Another

Watching Congress' actions toward women last week might leave you confused about what year it is.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 26, 2015

The House's #TBT – Roll Backs on Women's Health

Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
January 21, 2015

This Bill Is Mandating Perfect Border Security, Using Your Tax Dollars, Without a Plan.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, last year proposed a logical approach to border securit

By Chris Rickerd
January 21, 2015

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