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Despite President Trump’s Support for Legalized Theft, Congress Presses on With Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Members of Congress continue to advance civil asset forfeiture reform despite President Trump’s hostility toward reformers.

By Kanya Bennett
March 30, 2017

Congress Just Made It Harder for You to Shield Yourself From Internet Discrimination

Despite strong Democratic opposition, Congress passed a resolution to undo online privacy rules issued by President Obama.

By Neema Singh Guliani
March 29, 2017

DeVos Is Giving Congress the Silent Treatment on Questions Regarding Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender Students

The deadline was March 24. So, what’s the holdup, Secretary DeVos?

By Ian Thompson
March 29, 2017

The Senate Just Sold Out Your Privacy Online to Corporations Like Comcast

Three reasons why overturning broadband privacy rules is bad news for everyone online.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Nathaniel Turner
March 24, 2017

The Government Is 'Incidentally' Sucking Up Tens of Millions of Americans’ Communications a Year, and It’s a Privacy Nightmare

Here’s how the NSA and FBI surveil Americans.

By Neema Singh Guliani
March 23, 2017

LGBT and Women Workers Deserve a Labor Secretary Who Is Committed to Their Well-Being

Will Alex Acosta, Trump’s pick for labor secretary, protect the rights of the country’s most vulnerable workers?

By Ian Thompson, Gillian Thomas
March 22, 2017

Why Muslim Ban 2.0 Combined With the Possible Repeal of Obamacare Would Make Americans Sicker

Trump's revised Muslim ban would hurt the low-income Americans who voted for him in Appalachia and the Rust Belt.

By Joanne Lin, Katie Egan
March 21, 2017

The Obamacare Repeal Bill is Catastrophically Bad. And The Numbers Prove It.

The Affordable Care Act repeal bill cuts $880 billion from those most in need.

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Vania Leveille
March 16, 2017

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