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The Miseducation of Betsy DeVos (Apologies, Lauryn Hill)

The Trump administration pushing school vouchers is bad news for civil rights and civil liberties.

By Ian Thompson, Jennifer Bellamy
May 25, 2017

The Trump Administration’s ‘Law and Order’ Propaganda Is Starting to Contaminate Congress

Members of Congress must take up good policing bills that build trust not spawn further division.

By Kanya Bennett
May 12, 2017

We’ve Come Too Far on LGBTQ Rights to Go Back Now Under the Trump Administration

Sen. Merkley explains why we must pass the Equality Act and ensure full civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community.

By Jeff Merkley
May 5, 2017

From the Rose Garden to the Capitol, a Dark Day for Women’s Health

Donald Trump and anti-women’s health Members of Congress have turned being a women into a pre-existing condition.

By Georgeanne M. Usova
May 4, 2017

Our Nation’s Largest Police Force Lurks in the Shadow of Trump’s Wall

Expanding Border Patrol as a tradeoff to the wall is no “win” for border communities.

By Brian Erickson
April 28, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary Tells Critics To Shut Up. We Won’t.

Sec. Kelly says the Dept. of Homeland Security can do no wrong, but the facts say otherwise.

By Chris Rickerd
April 21, 2017

According to the Government, People Under Arrest Have More Rights Than Travelers at the Border

Congress should pass the Protecting Data at the Border Act and require a warrant to search travelers’ digital devices.

By Ron Wyden
April 18, 2017

How Trump Can Show Us Whether He Was Spied On

There’s information out there that can help prove if some of our core democratic liberties have been weakened.

By Neema Singh Guliani
April 13, 2017

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