Op-Ed

Ruthie Epstein: The Immigration System Is Inhumane. The Next President Must Dismantle It.

June 18, 2019 - Under the Trump administration, millions of immigrants for whom the U.S. is home live with the constant fear that they...

James J. Zogby: The Idea of America is at Risk

June 17, 2019 - I have long argued that the American identity was fundamentally different than that of most other countries in the world....

Jon Allsop: After two inglorious years, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House

June 14, 2019 - Last June, CBS News reported that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, and Raj Shah, her deputy, were...

Neema Singh Guliani: ACLU Statement on Border Patrol Data Breach

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2019 — Customs and Border Patrol today announced photos of travelers leaving and entering the country were recently compromised in a data breach....

Wenonah Hauter: Single-Use Plastic Bans: Good for Our Food, Water and Planet

Washington, D.C. June 10, 2019– Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, following on a...

Gretchen Goldman: Wheeler’s Breathtaking Ignorance of Science, in One Comment

June 7, 2019 - At the EPA’s Science Advisory Board meeting, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made comments on the agency’s proposed Restricting Science Rule that raised eyebrows...

Lee McIntyre: Is Robert Mueller an antique? The role of the facts in a...

June 4, 2019 - In just a little over eight minutes – on the morning of Wednesday, May 29th – the post-truth era came...

Douglas Rivlin: Trump Playbook: Deny, Distract, Demonize. Repeat.

May 30, 2019 - The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director for America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s promise that today or...

Karen Baynes-Dunning: Delay of Harriet Tubman $20 bill undergirded by racism, misogyny

May 30, 2019 - Throughout my life, Harriet Tubman symbolized strength, courage, and determination. The abolitionist hero was the only woman of color in our...

Robert C. Koehler: Politicizing a Woman’s Body

May 27, 2019 - White men rule! That’s the uber-message quietly emerging from the new anti-abortion laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri,...

David Torres: Dying for the “American dream” when they have just begun to live

May 26, 2019 - In November 2017, then-United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, gave a blunt report about his visit...

David Cole: When President Trump Rejects Congressional Subpoenas, He Rejects the Constitution and the...

March 26, 2019 - President Trump really, really doesn’t like the fact that congressional committees are investigating him. On Wednesday, he was so mad...

Dror Ladin: Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Wall Crumbles in Court

May 25, 2019 - From the beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump claimed that he was going to build a wall along...

Fred Wertheimer: Unfit to Serve: The Case Against William Barr

May 23, 2019 - Just who appointed William Barr to be President Trump’s guardian and his avenging angel? Oh, that’s right – it was President...

David Cortright: US is already fighting a conflict with Iran – an economic war...

May 23, 2019 - Many are worried about the risk of war with Iran after the Trump administration leaked discussions of a troop deployment...

Mary Meg McCarthy: The Dream and Promise Act Provides Hope to Many, but Needlessly...

CHICAGO, May 22, 2019 — As committee markup of the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) moves forward today in the U.S. House of...

Robert Reich: Why We Must Legalize Marijuana (VIDEO)

May 21, 2019 - The federal prohibition on marijuana has been a disaster. For decades, millions of Americans have been locked up and billions...

Randall Marshall: Alabama’s Abortion Ban Is a Political Stunt That Will Cost Its Taxpayers

May 20, 2019 - For years, the Alabama legislature has been passing laws that push abortion out of reach. Now politicians have finally shown...

Jamal Abdi: NIAC Statement on Trump’s Tweet Threat to “End” Iran

Washington, D.C. May 19, 2019 – Today, President Trump threatened to “end” Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed...

Robert Reich: The House Now Has A Constitutional Duty to Impeach Trump

May 16, 2019 - Donald Trump is causing a constitutional crisis with his blanket refusal to respond to any subpoenas. So what happens now? An...