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Why #BringBackOurGirls Isn't Enough

When Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the Obama administration voiced its strong opposition.

By Zak Newman
June 26, 2014

The Most Conservative Principle in American Politics

"The right to vote is at the very foundation of our American system, and nothing must interfere with this very pre

By Deborah J. Vagins
June 25, 2014

The American Public Gets It. President Obama Gets It. Why Doesn't Congress?

Like millions of Americans, President Obama doesn't think it makes a lot of sense to fire an employee or force her to take

By Vania Leveille
June 25, 2014

It's Time to End The Blame Game and Reform Immigration Policy

This piece was first published by the National Journal magazine on the

By Laura W. Murphy
June 24, 2014

House Tees Up Surveillance Reform for Senate

For the second time in just one month, late last night the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation – th

By Neema Singh Guliani
June 20, 2014

The Majority Has Spoken: Email Privacy Reform Possible Right Now

Something remarkable happened last night: A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives agreed on something.

By Chris Calabrese
June 18, 2014

On the Agenda: June 9-13

Whether you spent your weekend watching the Tony Awards, the Belmont Stakes, or the NBA finals, the important thing to kee

By Rachel Nusbaum
June 9, 2014

"Guantánamo North" – NDAA Indefinite Detention Coming Soon to a Town Near You?

Top senators thought you wouldn't notice.

By Chris Anders
June 6, 2014

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