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Here’s How President Obama Can Cement His LGBT Legacy

The Obama administration should treat LGBT discrimination as sex discrimination. Why? Because it is.

By Ian S. Thompson
February 22, 2016

Questions Congress Should Ask About Section 702

Congress should not even think of reauthorizing Section 702 of FISA until the intel community answers these questions.

By Neema Singh Guliani
February 4, 2016

LGBT Students Have a Right to Know What Schools Discriminate Against Them

The government should publish online which schools have requested religious exemptions from Title IX.

By Ian Thompson
January 26, 2016

What President Obama Can Do to Stop US Dragnet Surveillance Around the World

Before he leaves office, the president should reform a Reagan-era executive order that set the NSA loose around the world.

By Neema Singh Guliani
January 13, 2016

How Your Information Could Soon End up in the Hands of the NSA — and What You Can Do About It

Inside the mammoth government spending bill is language designed to erode your privacy.

By Neema Singh Guliani
December 18, 2015

Looking Forward to International Visits from Friends and Family in 2016? Better Hope They’re Not Dual Nationals of Certain Countries.

Visa waiver bill amounts to rank discrimination based on nationality and parentage.

By Joanne Lin
December 18, 2015

Sen. Feinstein Shouldn’t Make Tech Companies Do the Government’s National Security Job for It

Sen. Feinstein just introduced a dangerously vague bill with precisely the same language that was rejected over the summer.

By Michael W. Macleod-Ball
December 8, 2015

Renewed Calls for More Surveillance Aren’t Based in Reality

After Paris, politicians are pushing new spy proposals that would erode our liberties without making us any safer.

By Neema Singh Guliani
November 19, 2015

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