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Feinstein Statement on Dream Act, Government Funding

Washington January 18, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Dream Act and a potential government funding bill: “I...

Alvin Tillery: President Trump’s Immigration Policy Revolves Around a Golden-Age Myth

EVANSTON, Ill. Jan. 16, 2018 -  Alvin B. Tillery Jr. is an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the...

Robert Reich: Straight Talk About Trump

Jan. 16, 2018 - Now that Trump has been president for almost a year, it’s time the media called his behavior for what it...

Randy Moore: Forest Service doesn’t leave when the fire is out

January 12, 2018 - Natural disasters can occur at any given time and in any given area. The size, duration and damages are usually...

Feinstein on Trump Statements

Washington January 12, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s comments: “President Trump’s vile...

Frank Sharry: Following Trump’s Latest Racist Remarks, A Moment of Truth

Washington, DC January 12, 2018 - The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s latest racist...

ACLU Comment on Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole Countries’ Remark

WASHINGTON January 12, 2018 - President Trump reportedly opposed including protections for people from Haiti and African countries in an immigration deal, calling those...

Robert Weissman: Medicaid Work Requirements: Cruel, Stupid and Illegal

Jan. 11, 2018 - Note: The Trump administration has proposed imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The Trump administration’s new policy of permitting states to...

Feinstein: Abandoning Nuclear Agreement Would Undermine Iranian Protestors

Washington January 10, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on reports President Trump may reimpose sanctions against Iran that...

Christopher Anders: Americans have the right to read ‘top five’ closed-door interview transcripts on...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2019 — Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member  Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released today a transcript of the testimony from Fusion GPS founder...

Janet Redman: Industry-friendly FERC rightly rejects Perry’s coal and nukes bailout

Jan. 8, 2018 - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected former Dancing with the Stars contestant and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s...

Rachel Cleetus: NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US...

January 9, 2018 - Yesterday NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on “billion-dollar weather and climate disasters” that affected the US...

Donald Kerwin: Termination of TPS for Salvadorans creates many losers, and no winners

Jan. 8, 2018 - Statement of Donald Kermin, Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the termination...

Jeremy Lent: What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

Jan. 2, 2018 - Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a dire warning to humanity about impending collapse but virtually no-one takes notice. Ultimately, our...

Wayne Pacelle: Biting cold an extraordinary threat to all animals

Jan. 4, 2018 - With weather systems delivering punishingly low temperatures – along with ice, snow, and wind – deaths from the cold cycle...

ACLU Statement on DOJ Decision to Shift Federal Government’s Role in State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON January 4, 2018 - The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges...

Heather Barr: #MeToo is Important, But the War on Women is a Far, Far...

Jan. 3, 2018 - Heather Barr is Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division This year was a remarkable one in terms of women’s rights. From the euphoria...

Van Gosse: It HAS Happened Here

January 2, 2018 - Van Gosse teaches history at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancanster, Pennsylania For too long, progressive intellectuals have mocked conservatives as...

Joan Wallach Scott: We Have to Go Beyond Identifying and Punishing Individual Men

Dec. 27, 2017 - Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton...

Robert Cohen: A History Lesson for Trump about Compassion and Christmas

Dec. 27, 2017 - Robert Cohen, a professor of History and Social Studies at NYU, is the editor of Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from...