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April 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

The Citizenship Question: A Lot Riding on a Single Change in 2020 Census



Silhouettes pass in front of a large lit sign of an American flag The Trump Administration wants to add an untested question about citizenship to the 2020 census, but including it could reduce the accuracy of the data—data that we use to apportion Congressional seats to the states and to direct hundreds of billions in fe

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 6, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Three Key Reforms for Facial Recognition and Body Cameras



Facial recognition Police departments are moving forward with plans to incorporate real-time facial recognition in body cameras, creating serious risks to privacy and due process rights. Before adding facial recognition to body cameras, law enforcement should enact three cri

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 6, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Pruitt's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



Scott Pruitt As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

March 30, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Regulatory Rhetoric Meets Regulatory Research



Trump town hall on regulations Despite months of the President railing against regulations, a new government report concludes that benefits of regulations vastly outweigh the costs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

March 29, 2018

By Peter Tyler

POGO Staff Visit Key Disaster Response Warehouse



POGO Senior Policy Analyst Peter Tyler visits a Frederick, Maryland FEMA facility. On March 9th, POGO staff visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response warehouse located in Frederick, Maryland. The current network of warehouses delivers supplies to disaster victims, but recent disasters show the need to greatly incr

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Topics: Government Accountability

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