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Je Suis Rentboy.com

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.

Rentboy: For What It's Worth

Dale Cooper | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Dale Cooper

The message from the federal government has largely been a threat to the lives and livelihood of US citizens, who are, it must be said, under the law, criminals.

Feds Raid Rentboy.com -- Are We Any Safer?

Matt Baume | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The story that we tell ourselves is that sex work is banned in order to protect victims of trafficking and exploitation. And while that's a worthwhile goal, there's just one problem: Arresting people who exchange money for sex may not stop exploitation, and in fact might make things worse.

Obama Administration Must Take Action Against Rampant Racial Profiling, Rights Violations Near U.S. Borders

Christian Ramirez | Posted 08.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Christian Ramirez

Unchecked corruption within Customs and Border Protection must be part of any discussion regarding the US southern border. The time has come to talk about reforming the agency. The Obama administration has the means to move us forward and should do so immediately.

Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

  Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Frid...

House Republicans Vote To Penalize Local Law Enforcement Over Immigration Policies

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans get their way, cities and counties would either need to cooperate fully with immigration enforcement or lose feder...

New Federal Watchdog Has Dubious Track Record

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

The U.S. has a new ombudsman for the Freedom of Information Act. This week, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero announced that Jam...

Jeh Johnson Admits He Made A Mistake In Using Gmail On Work Computer

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Republicans Urge Obama Administration To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of putting Americans at risk by allowing localities to opt out of enforcing fed...

Elise Foley

More Mothers, Children To Be Released From Immigrant Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making good on its promise to limit the detention of immigrant families by beginning to release women and ch...

New Federal Government App Solves The Wrong FOIA Problems, Poorly

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

When the Department of Homeland Security launched a mobile app to send Freedom of Information Act requests directly to the federal...

Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

Nearly 400,000 Homeland Security Employees May Have Had Private Data Compromised

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 390,000 current and former Homeland Security Department employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their pr...

TSA Head Reassigned After Agency Fails Undercover Security Tests

AP | LOU KESTEN | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed...

TSA Fails 95 Percent Of Undercover Security Tests: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

As thorough as the Transportation Security Administration screeners may be as they rifle through your belongings, the agency isn't performing where it...

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

Right-Wing Group Blamed In Leak Of U.S. Officials' Home Addresses: Report

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating the online leak of home addresses of senior officials and former officials from ...

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

GOP, Bibi Hurt Israel, USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.

Republicans Stop at Nothing to Attack Immigrants

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Who would have imagined that a national party, never mind the Republican Party, would be so opposed to finding any solution for the almost 12 million undocumented people already here that they would risk our national security during the dangerous time we are in now? Yet that's the reality of the GOP today, and it's our responsibility to hold them accountable.

When Will Republican Leadership Stop Bowing to Retrograde Radicals?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Speaker of the House John Boehner may not personally harbor the antipathy for Latinos that is evident in the radical right of his party. But he is empowering those in the Republican Party who will stop at nothing to block any attempt to help the Latino community.

Freshman Republicans In Congress Are Just Getting Started

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Bruised but undeterred, some of the far-right Republicans who picked...

DHS as Sacrificial Lamb

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

To prove their dislike of the president, members of Congress were prepared to let Homeland Security employees be the ones to make sacrifices for their country so that members of Congress could make political points for themselves.

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Sen. Sessions: Debt Ceiling an Opportunity to Advance GOP Agenda

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Though Democrats ultimately won this battle without making any concessions, there will be other opportunities for the GOP to pick a fight. One is the upcoming raising of the debt ceiling.