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Can the Democrats Fix Washington?

The prospect of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections this fall recalls the moment, nearly 50 years ago, when a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. What can today's Democrats learn from the historic class of 1974?

The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society.

No Shelter Here

Thousands of Africans have fled to Israel, seeking asylum from repressive regimes. Instead of offering safe harbor, the government has done everything it can to force them out, including secretly funneling them into the hands of human traffickers. What does it mean when there’s no safety in the land of last refuge?