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Tuesday, January 17 2017

Op-Ed

Ray Raphael: Can the Senate Shrink the Supreme Court?

November 2, 2016 - Ray Raphael’s The U. S. Constitution: The Citizen’s Annotated Edition (Vintage, 2016) is now available as an ebook. Among his...

Max Greenberg: 8 anti-conservation “riders” poisoning federal budget process

August 9, 2016 - Destructive add-ons or “riders” threaten everything from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to greater sage-grouse in a bill to keep...

Tyson Slocum: Bailed-Out Auto Industry Asks Trump’s Lobbyist Transition Team to Ease Off Rules...

Nov. 14, 2016 - Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program Note: In a letter sent Thursday, the Alliance of Automobile Manufactures asked...

Wayne Pacelle: Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

August 2, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of...

John Kerry: The Paris Agreement to Enter Into Force

Oct. 5, 2016 - Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement...

Robert Reich: The Real Scandal of Trump Paying No Taxes

Oct. 2, 2016 - According to the New York Times, Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 tax returns – which...

George C. Edwards III: There’s No Reason for Keeping the Electoral College

Nov. 15, 2016 - University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University and...

Walter Ewing: Donald Trump’s Shortsighted Immigration Plans Won’t Secure the Homeland

Aug. 17, 2016 - As any serious national security expert will tell you, trying to find a potential terrorist by treating all immigrants or...

Diallo Brooks: People For the American Way Foundation Calls on Florida Governor Rick Scott...

Oct. 7, 2016 - Given the severity of Hurricane Matthew, including the ordered evacuations of 1.5 million people, People For the American Way Foundation...

Frank Sharry: It’s Clear: Americans Cannot Count on Jeff Sessions to Defend Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2017 - Nominating Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States was one of Donald Trump’s first acts...

Stephen Piggott: Why is the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Accepting an Award from...

Nov. 1, 2016 - The anti-Muslim think tank Center for Security Policy (CSP) announced that it will present the current Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer,...

Ronald L. Feinman: It’s Possible Donald Trump Could Win a Smaller Percentage of the...

Oct. 8, 2016 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Adam Johnson: The Debates Are Over, and No One Asked About Climate Change

Oct. 20, 2016 - From campaign finance reform to gun violence to poverty to education to LGBTQ rights, lots of important subjects were ignored...

Robert Reich: The Art of the Autocrat

Dec. 7, 2016 - Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather...

John Freemuth and William Lowry: Corporate sponsors at Yosemite? The case against privatizing national...

August 25, 2016 - The centennial of the National Park Service is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and the lands...

Meredith McGehee: The President is not above the law or the Constitution

Nov. 22, 2016 - Meredith McGehee is Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Today in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, President-elect Donald...

Terry O’Neil, Eleanor Smeal, Sonio Ossorio: Donald Trump must close Trump Model Management

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 22, 2016 -  Statement of Terry O’Neill, National NOW President; Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority President; and Sonia Ossorio, NOW-New York...

Robert Weissman: Trump’s Conflicts Are Inescapable as Long as He Maintains Ownership of His...

Jan. 10, 2017 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen President-elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest will be inescapable, engulfing and consequential unless he...

Johanna Schuster-Craig: Will Trump victory make Angela Merkel leader of the free world?

December 12, 2016 - After the election of Donald Trump, commentators have argued that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may become the leader of the...

Nicholas D. Mirzoeff: How the Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives...

September 26, 2016 - Police killings of African-Americans on social media have become the visual hallmark of our time. This decade will be recalled...