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Real Id Act

Chill Out, Travelers. The Rules Aren't Changing... Yet.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel

Travelers from some states may have read that their driver's licenses will no longer be accepted as valid forms of ID when boarding commercial flights...

Does Obama Have the Back of Our Children Too?

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Eli Verschleiser

It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

Lack of "Identity Proofing" leads to Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Currently citizens have yet to be identified. And not even various U.S. states are willing to cooperate. Real ID Act Implementation of the Real ...

Why I Sat Down In the D.C. Mayor's Office for One City, One License

Prerna Lal | Posted 07.06.2013 | DC
Prerna Lal

Separate is not now, and never has been, equal. It is time to treat all D.C. residents equally, and disband with the two-tier proposal that unfairly targets, stigmatizes and enables profiling of hard-working, undocumented D.C. residents.

The Washington Post Got It Wrong: We Don't Need a National ID Card

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.

The National Biometric ID Card: The Mark of the Beast?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When all is said and done, the adoption of a national biometric ID card serves one purpose only: to provide the government with the ultimate control over the American people.

Health Care Reform as a Backdoor National ID

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Bradley Jansen

As I type this, the US House and Senate have both passed health care reform bills. While not an expert on the health care debate, I think there are g...

Ideological Purity and the Debate over "National ID"

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The debate over a "national" ID standard has touched off a fierce debate in the civil liberties community, the outcome of which could have serious implications for Americans' privacy.