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Congress Getting it Right on Email Privacy

For thirty years, the federal government has operated under the premise that the American people do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their emails. What’s worse, almost no one is aware of it.

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It’s true: HUD policy really does hurt our neighborhoods

HUD has a program that sells tens of thousands of troubled mortgages across the country, many in black and Latino neighborhoods hard hit by the housing crisis, to Wall Street speculators - at a discount!  Please let that sink in.

Since...

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Ending the decade long battle over special access reform

It’s no secret that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler arrived on the job under the mantra of “competition, competition, competition.” And with accomplishments like the Open Internet order and the rejection of the merger...

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A fiscally responsible path to fighting Zika

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that the Zika virus, transferred by mosquitos, can cause various forms of severe birth defects. With summer right around the corner, the Zika virus poses a substantial threat right in our own...

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Fix America’s ailing international tax system

The Obama Administration issued new rules to prevent corporate inversions earlier this month, but this action addressed just one symptom of our ailing system of international taxation.  The underlying disease, however, remains untreated....

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A Supreme Court above politics and above reproach

Eight Supreme Court justices took their seats last week to hear arguments on whether President Obama’s executive action on immigration is legal. While advocates hope Chief Justice John Roberts can wrangle a five-vote majority to their side, a...

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Why I'm angry

One of the things we have learned in the current Presidential campaign is that there are a lot of angry people out there. As it turns out, most of them are white and male, and a lot of them are old. In other words, they’re me. So, I confess. I’m...

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