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It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

Numerous privacy laws protect the confidentiality of medical records, financial information, and many other forms of sensitive information. But existing laws offer much less protection for our most sensitive information: private photographs and videos of nudity or sexual activity.

Congress Needs to Settle Sanctuary City Controversy

Marc Boyd | Posted 07.17.2016 | San Francisco
Marc Boyd

On July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed while walking with her father on Pier 14 in San Francisco. The man charged with her murder, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has been deported to his native Mexico five times and has a criminal record that includes seven felony convictions.

How to Defeat 'Revenge Porn': First, Recognize It's About Privacy, Not Revenge

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Mary Anne Franks

That so many states are taking this issue seriously is tremendous progress. It is crucial, however, to ensure that the laws being passed truly protect victims and that they are clear, principled, and constitutionally sound. Unfortunately, many of these state laws do not fulfill these criteria.

General Misconduct

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

"Cheater," "bribe taker," "skirt chaser" and "drunk" should not be the first words that come to mind when you think of the U.S. military. But a series of scandals involving the military's top brass have brought to light a bizarre and seemingly unethical culture.

Congresswoman Spends Night In Homeless Shelter

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has long been an impassioned advocate for society’s underserved members, but she recently realized that just "rattling...

Make It in America

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Globally, people are buying again. Yet, in the United States, consumers continue to purchase cars, computers and phones not made in America. It is past time that consumers recognize the emerging power of "Made In America" products and services.

Honoring Women Who Serve

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

It is disturbing that many women service members believe that they are in more danger of experiencing sexual assault from their male comrades in arms than they are of being felled by enemy fire.

Heavy Hand of Media Control in China -- and Here?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.14.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Of course we are nothing like China when it comes to government surveillance of social media -- are we?

Obama in 2012? No, We Can't!

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

It is time to look for, and work for, a candidate to run against Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries that we can trust and who can win.

Elise Foley

Jackie Speier On Sharing Her Abortion Story: 'It Just Overwhelmed Me' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jackie Speier listened to debate on the House floor on Thursday evening as a Republican Rep. Chris Smith read a long, detailed desc...

Calling for the Creation of Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As America heads inexorably towards its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, it is clear that the end of this, America's longest war, is nowhere in sight.

Lucia Graves

Dems Line Up To Back Elizabeth Warren, 'She Predicted What Was Going To Happen' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers are lining up to back the appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sens. T...

Earmarks Should Require an Itemized Receipt

Rep. Bill Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bill Cassidy

Transparency, accountability, and rigorous oversight are the keys to cutting waste, fraud, and abuse in government. They are also the keys to regaining taxpayers' trust.