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Lawrence Norden: Mueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Election Systems Could Get Worse

With the 2018 midterms looming, we need to prepare for an even more damaging attack. . . Much of the analysis following special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: Becoming Stable Geniuses

Seeking New (and Very Old) Habits for a New Year A little over a year ago I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Price: Watching Burger King’s Newest Ad Puts Your Privacy in Jeopardy

Earlier this month, Burger King aired a 15-second commercial whose intended audience—Google Home devices, web-connected virtual assistants that respond to spoken questions and commands—couldn’t eat a hamburger if they wanted … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Brennan Center for Justice: Jeff Sessions and the Abuse of the Law for Partisan Politics

As Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) prepares for his confirmation hearing to be the next Attorney General, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released two analyses: Analysis: … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Faiza Patel: Muslim Americans Are Building an Infrastructure to Protect Themselves

This election season has been an anxious time for Muslim Americans. After the election, my Facebook feed was filled with Muslim mothers wondering how to explain to their children that … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Brennan Center for Justice: Dark Money Surges in Local Elections

Summary of a Report by Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, Douglas Keith June 26, 2016 Dark money spending — together with a new phenomenon we’ve identified as “gray … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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