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Sunday, April 23 2017

Op-Ed

Joshua Matz: Will Trump’s Lawyers Rewrite and Invert the Emoluments Clause?

April 18, 2017 - There has just been a major development in the emolument clause litigation: CREW, which famously filed the first emoluments case...

Kyle Knight: Chechnya’s Gay Purge Should Spark International Action (VIDEO)

April 17, 2017 - A brutal campaign against gay men is sweeping Chechnya, with reports of abduction-style detention, enforced disappearances, torture and deaths. Chechnya is...

Meredith McGehee: White House Refusing to Publicly Release Visitor Logs is Unfortunate

April 17, 2017 - Issue One Chief of Policy Meredith McGehee’s Response to reports of the White House refusing to publicly release its visitor logs: What...

Robert Reich: The Trump Doctrine

April 15, 2017 - What’s the “Trump Doctrine” of foreign policy? At first glance, foreign policy under Trump seems inconsistent, arbitrary, and devoid of...

W. Paul Smith: Arkansas’ Rushed Plan to Execute 7 Men

April 14, 2017 - The US state of Arkansas plans to execute seven men currently on death row in a 10-day span before the...

Mary Meg McCarthy: Attorney General Sessions Doubles Down on Failed Policies that Demonize Immigrants

CHICAGO, April 13, 2017 – Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center The number of people entering the United States without...

Robert Reich: Update for Trump Voters

April 11, 2017 - 1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria. 2. He said he’d build a wall...

Kara Cook-Schultz: EPA says a pesticide is harmful for children; Scott Pruitt says let’s...

April 11, 2017 - Last year, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) panel found that a chemical pesticide, chlorpyrifos, is unsafe to ingest at any...

Jessica A. Knoblauch: Government Agency Nixes Coal Photo on Public Lands Website After Public...

April 11, 2017 - The Trump administration just got a harsh reminder just how strongly Americans feel about protecting public lands. A few days...

Ben Leathers: US Congress calls for action on Honduras in response to murders of...

April 10, 2017 - In two strongly worded letters to the new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, almost 80 United States legislators expressed their...

Robert Borosage: Trump’s Syria Strike Displays Arrogance, Not Toughness

April 10, 2017 - The bombing of Syria is the most irresponsible act of Donald Trump’s circus presidency – yet it enjoys the greatest...

Eunice Hyon Min Rho: After the Fake Repeal of HB2, We Seek Transparency in...

April 7, 2017 - Eunice Hyon Min Rho is Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU Will March Madness return to Basketball Country in 2018? After the...

HRC President Chad Griffin: Gorsuch Has Dangerous Worldview, Dismisses Role of Courts in Protecting...

WASHINGTON April 7, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization,...

Galen Sherwin: What Does Mike Pence’s ‘No Girls Allowed’ Rule Have in Common With...

April 6, 2017 - Of all the shockingly retrograde views about gender that the past year has brought us, a top contender is the...

Wayne Pacelle: Taking USDA’s Wildlife Services program to court

April 6, 2016 - Last month, a federal agent placed an M-44 cyanide bomb on public lands in eastern Idaho. As intended, it detonated,...

Ole Solvang: Russia’s Ministry of Defense Releases Inaccurate Information on Syria Chemical Attack

April 6, 2017 - Ole Solvang is Deputy Director, Emergencies We are still investigating what killed dozens and injured hundreds of people exposed to chemicals...

Michael Keegan: GOP’s Decision to Blow Up Rules to Ram Through an Extreme SCOTUS...

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017—In response to the news that Senate Republicans have chosen to invoke the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules to require...

Hoyer Statement on Recusal of House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes from Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC April 6, 2017 - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following Chairman Devin Nunes' decision to...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Incredibly Dumb Bet on Coal

April 5, 2017 - When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of...

Sabrina Corlette and Kevin Lucia: Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Unlikely to Lower...

April 5, 2017 - In the wake of the failure of the legislative effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the...