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After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison

After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison

04/16/2014 – When we were little, we used to tell our mama she had good ears. My little sister and I would whisper under the covers in our bed after lights out, and somehow mom could always hear us. ...

Why Everyone Should Read This Week's <em>Cosmo</em>. No, Seriously.

Why Everyone Should Read This Week's Cosmo. No, Seriously.

04/16/2014 – This isn't a blog about the top ten kissing tips for spring. And it's not a blog making fun of the magazine that usually delivers such tips. This is a blog applauding Cosmopolitan for ...

The Power of One Voice: A Review

The Power of One Voice: A Review

04/11/2014 – Everyone should go see Anita, a recently released documentary that revolves around Anita Hill's controversial 1991 Senate hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme ...

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

04/11/2014 – I live in Greensboro, North Carolina, with my family. My wife, Megan, and I flew to Texas to meet our son, Jax, over 4 years ago, who is now 6 ½. We have raised him to understand that ...

As a Soldier I Defended Our Rights, Now Who Will Defend Mine?

As a Soldier I Defended Our Rights, Now Who Will Defend Mine?

04/10/2014 – For a year now, I've been asking how a 75-year-old Vietnam Vet and retired prison guard like me could wind up in the hospital after being brutally mistreated by US Customs and Border ...

ACLU Features ››

Border Communities Under Siege

The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone, all in the name of "border security."

Out for Freedom

We now face an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples ...

Time to Rein in the Surveillance State

The government is using provisions of the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act to regularly track ...

A Living Death

For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in ...