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Op-Ed

Kenneth Worles: The Dark Side of Hosting the Olympics

Sept. 20, 2017 - This summer, Los Angeles officials reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games. For...

Bob Lord: Trump’s Tax Plan: A Billion or Three for Guys Like Him

Sept 20, 2017 - What’s the largest personal stake a U.S. president has ever had in legislation he signed into law? Whatever it was,...

Jim Hightower: If You Don’t Have Good Health Care, Neither Should Your Rep

Sept. 20, 2017 - Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family. And — what the heck, let’s think big here — for...

Neal Gabler: Enter Sean Spicer: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

The unexpected appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys this past Sunday first elicited gasps of shock, then titters...

Andy Rowell: Trump’s Response to Climate-Related Disasters: Open America’s “Crown Jewels” to Oil Drilling

Sept. 20, 2017 - You would have thought that after being battered by two devastating hurricanes in recent weeks, which experts believe were fuelled...

Cynthia M. Wong: US Cross-Border Data Deal Could Open Surveillance Floodgates

Sept. 19, 2017 - Cynthia M. Wong is Senior Researcher, Internet and Human Rights In July 2016, the United States Department of Justice released a...

Grace Meng: Donald Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Will Be Deadly

Sept. 19, 2017 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 17 announced the death of 58-year-old Atulkumar Babubhai Patel in immigration detention in Georgia....

Walter G. Moss: We Traded in One of the Most Self-Disciplined Presidents for the...

September 18, 2017 - Conservatives like to talk about virtues. In 1993 William Bennet’s The Book of Virtues appeared five years after the end...

Robert Reich: The Growing Danger of Dynastic Wealth

Sept. 18, 2017 - White House National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, said recently that “only morons pay the...

Ryan Thoreson: US Justice Department Looks to Curtail LGBT Protections

Sept. 13, 2017 - For the second time in less than two months, the US Justice Department (DOJ) has bent over backward to undermine...

Stephen Tuffnell: Acid mine drainage: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of

alredosaz / shutterstock Stephen Tuffnell, University of Oxford September 14, 2017 - Romania’s prime minister, Mihai Tudose, recently raised the prospect of reopening the country’s huge...

Kanya Bennett and Chad Marlow: How Communities and City Councils Can Reject Trump’s Militarization...

Sept. 13, 2017 - Two weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order that gave a push to local police militarization. Trump’s action rescinded an Obama-era policymeant to...

Jim Hightower: The Wall Can’t Keep Out Hurricanes

Sept. 13, 2017 - Donald Trump loves it when crowds at his raucous right-wing rallies stand and chant in red-faced fury: “Build that wall!...

Robert Reich: It’s Now Time for Medicare for All

Sept. 13, 2017 -  Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are introducing a Medicare For All bill in the Senate....

Brian Tashman: Kris Kobach Pushes Voter Fraud Lies While Meeting With Fellow Suppression Activists

Sept. 12, 2017 - Brian Tashman is Political Researcher and Strategist, ACLU Kris Kobach is getting desperate. In a column last week for Breitbart, the...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Policy Catastrophe

Sept. 9, 2017 - It’s easy to get caught up in the deeply flawed character of Donald Trump. We also need to recognize the policy...

Stefan Dercon: Innovative but dull: disaster insurance is starting to pay off

OXFORD, Sept. 11, 2017 -Stefan Dercon is Chief Economist at DFID, Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and...

Wenonah Hauter: Climate Change Unleashes Fire and Fury on U.S.

Sept. 8, 2017 - Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged hurricane and fire season is unleashing...

Bill Frelick: Holding Dreamers Hostage: Trump’s Cruel End to DACA

Sept. 6, 2017 - Bill Frelick is Director, Refugee Rights Program The Trump Administration’s decision to end, in six-months, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood...

Dan Farber: Our Broken Flood Insurance System

September 7, 2017 - When people have gotten past the emergency of Hurricane Harvey, thoughts will turn to rebuilding. That requires money.  Some of...