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Apple Made the Right Call on Fair-Hiring Practices. Uncle Sam Should Follow Its Lead.

President Obama should direct federal agencies and contractors to adopt fair-hiring practices.

By Ruthie Epstein
April 14, 2015

DHS Sends Troublingly Mixed Messages on Secure Communities Reform

ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña goes up to the Hill and contradicts her boss's approach on federal immigration detainers.

By Chris Rickerd
March 20, 2015

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

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