The new commission correctly focuses on treatment, not prison, for America's drug problem. But other plans to vigorously enforce drug and marijuana crimes could resurrect outdated, ineffective, and wasteful policies.
Our new report shows that 'Countering Violent Extremism' programs rely on debunked methodology lacking any record of counterterror success, while providing a ready-made infrastructure for spying on American Muslim communities.
Sessions’ aggressive stance on crime, based on misleading statistics, shows we could be headed toward policies like another ‘war on drugs.’ This was a major factor in making the United States the world’s number one jailer.
A House committee meets today to consider eliminating a federal agency that sets security standards for voting machines. This would pose a risky and irresponsible threat to our election infrastructure.
Last time a president pushed the Justice Department to go on a voter fraud witch hunt, its integrity was shot and Americans’ voting rights suffered. This could be the opening salvo to another wide-ranging effort to restrict voting rights nationwide.
Reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue an executive order of questionable legality and need, amounting to a version of the “Muslim ban” that he first proposed during his campaign which was criticized by Americans of all political persuasions.