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Ken Kimmel: DOE Secretary Perry Dismisses Science, Impact of Carbon Dioxide on Climate

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017—US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are the...

Brian Bendreau and William M. LeoGrande: Trump nods to Cuban exiles, rolls back ties

June 20, 2017 - Editor’s note: President Donald Trump announced on Friday a partial reversal of former President Barack Obama’s policy of engagement with...

Robert Reich: Government By and For Trump

June 16, 2017 - Last Monday, the White House invited reporters in to watch what was billed as a meeting of Trump’s Cabinet. After...

Walter Ewing: America Benefits from Growing Economic Clout of DACA Recipients

June 16, 2017 - Now marking its fifth year, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative has been a much-needed lifeline for more...

Maria Cristina Garcia: Trump OK for Dreamers to Stay Won’t Protect Parents

June 16, 2017 - President Trump’s decision to reverse a campaign promise to repeal the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a...

Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice: Bush, Schiff “Have Shown Us Who They Are”

WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2017 - Following today’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for federal judicial nominees John Bush and Damien Schiff, AFJ President...

Peter Montgomery: Domestic Terrorism in the Age of Trump

June 14, 2017 - Harassment, intimidation, and physical violence against religious and ethnic minorities is on the rise. And some experts worry the Trump...

David Lee McMullen: “Me, Me, Me” Is the Mantra of the Trump Administration

June 11, 2017 - David Lee McMullen is a historian working in U.S. and British History. After a decade at the University of South...

Public Citizen: Comey testimony highlights independent investigation demand

June 8, 2017 - Note: Today, former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. On Wednesday, Public Citizen joined...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Fails to Deliver: Statement from American Rivers

Washington June 7, 2017 - President Trump spoke on the bank of the Ohio River today about the nation’s infrastructure, but failed to provide...

Public Citizen: President Names Foreclosure Prince to Oversee National Banks

Note: Today, the president nominated Joseph Otting to serve as Comptroller of the Currency, regulator of national banks. Otting previously served as CEO of...

Ramzy Baroud | The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace

June 5, 2017 - There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been...

AMS: Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement Flaunts the Climate Risks

June 2, 2017 - President Trump’s speech announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement emphasizes his assessment of the domestic economic risks...

Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement: Statement from American Rivers

Washington June 1, 2017 - President Trump announced today that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a short-sighted decision...

Robert Reich: The Art of the Putin-Trump Deal

June 1, 2017 - Say you’re Vladimir Putin, and you did a deal with Trump last year. I’m not suggesting there was any such...

Americans United Statement On Trump Administration’s Leaked Plan To Use Religion As Excuse To...

May 31, 2017 - The Trump administration plans to issue new regulations that could allow any employer to refuse to cover birth control in...

PFAW Statement on Montana’s Special Election Results

WASHINGTON May 26, 2017 - In response to Greg Gianforte's win in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, People For the...

Douglas Blackmon: ‘RussiaGate’ Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership

May 23, 2017 - A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page. A little more than a...

Margaret Huang: President Trump’s Budget is a Rejection of Human Rights

NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2017 - In response to President Trump’s federal budget, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following...

Matthew Harwood: Former FBI special agent warns against reemergence of a politicized FBI

May 22, 2017 - Matthew Harwood is Senior Writer/Editor, ACLU The last week and a half may be unprecedented in U.S. history — raising the...