In the end, are we safer? What rights are we willing to give up in the name of national security? Mr. Snowden has re-ignited that critical public discussion and it is one that “we the people” must be given ample opportunity to debate. Nothing less than the legitimacy of our constitutional democracy is at stake.

Danielle Brian, Executive Director

Straus Military Reform Project


The goal of the project is to secure more effective military forces and more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at lower cost.

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Tracking Foreign Influence


A federal law meant to track U.S. political activity by foreign interests suffers from lax enforcement, shoddy record keeping, and glaring loopholes.

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System Failure


Veteran Steven Massong's nightmare began after a routine procedure at a VA hospital led to the amputations of his right foot and scrotum.

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Report Corruption