Civil Rights

Pension history lesson

Although slavery is far behind us, many African Americans continue to live in poverty, unable to ensure economic stability in our later years.

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Is the FCC still trying to stifle political speech?

Judging the credibility of arguments based on “who is making them” and presumed “motives” is just plain intellectually lazy.  Sure, assessing the quality of an argument on its merits is hard work, but that’s the agency’s job.

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The day we fought back

Organizations, major corporations, and activists made it clear that they're prepared to engage in a coordinated effort to rein in the NSA's unconstitutional mass spying programs.

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Deportations and the denial of human dignity

Families are routinely split up during the deportation process, and men are, at times, deported to Mexican border towns the U.S. State Department has deemed too dangerous for tourists and its own personnel.

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Chilling speech through the tax code

The proposed rules would broadly expand what qualifies as political intervention by 501(c)(4) social welfare groups like the ACLU.

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Reform the NSA now

The time for Congress to take on the National Security Agency has come. There’s nothing left to wait for.

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The politics of targeting

It would seem that the only point Reps. Issa and Jordan are trying to make is that they don’t like that a federal employee has exercised her political speech.

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