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LGBT rights march

A win for LGBT advocates would be historic, but uncertainty over religious exemptions and the status of domestic partnerships and civil unions remains.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015