Op-Ed

Frank Sharry: Trump administration insists that newly-arriving legal immigrants have health insurance

Washington, DC, Oct. 7, 2019 – Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who...

Josue De Luna Navarro: How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education

Oct. 4, 2019 - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: “Listen to the scientists.” As an engineer, I was glad...

Olivia Snow Smith: Wall Street is Killing Local Newspapers

Oct. 4, 2019 - Though lacking the size and prestige of The New York Times or The Washington Post, The Storm Lake Times is...

David Torres: The United States on the border of its own barbarism

Washington, DC, Oct. 4, 2019 – In a new column, David Torres, a veteran journalist and prominent commentator in Spanish-language media, takes an unflinching...

Public Citizen: Publicly Committing an Impeachable Offense Makes Abuse of Power Worse

October 3, 2019 - Note: While speaking with reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump today urged China to investigate his political rival,...

Feinstein: President’s Rhetoric Has No Place in Our Democracy

Washington October 2, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after President Trump’s remarks at today’s press conference with the...

Ronald L. Feinman: The Demise of the Republican Party

Sept. 30, 2019 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman...

Joseph J. Gonzalez: Fidel’s Cuba is long gone

September 30, 2019 - Cuba is no longer the Americas’ lonely outpost of communism. This Caribbean island has become a nation of entrepreneurship, democratic aspiration,...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Economy Revealed (VIDEO)

September 27, 2019 - Donald Trump and his enablers are hoping that a strong economy will help the American people look past the damage...

Joel Clement: Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Move in with Chevron

Sept. 27, 2019 - Congress has been severely vexed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s rush to dismantle and relocate the Bureau of Land Management...

Nicola Morrow and Heather L. Weaver: The Trump Administration Can’t Force Colleges to Further...

Sept. 27, 2019 - In a move that would make even Senator McCarthy blush, the Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from...

Aquene Freechild; McConnell’s Election Security Funds Are Inadequate

Sept. 20, 2019 - Note: On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) – who has been blocking a vote on legislation that...

Robert Reich: The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power (VIDEO)

Sept. 16, 2019 - In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections...

Fred Wertheimer: House Judiciary Committee Resolution Makes Clear It Is Conducting an Impeachment Inquiry

Sept. 13, 2019 - There has been some confusion raised about the investigation being conducted by the House Judiciary Committee. Earlier this year, on March...

Mary Meg McCarthy: People Will Die Because SCOTUS Agreed To Block Asylum Seekers

Sept. 12, 2019 - On September 11, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to bar virtually all asylum seekers entering the country...

Sara Amundson: Equine advocates gather on Capitol Hill to promote equine welfare bills

Sept. 11, 2019 - Yesterday, horse advocates from across the country came to Capitol Hill to press for passage of humane legislation at the...

Tim Butterworth: ‘Socialism’ made America great – The GOP hopes the S-word will...

Sept. 11, 2019 - From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals...

Jill Richardson: It’s not about your straws or your light bulbs

Sept. 11, 2019 - A few years ago, I had a cupcake problem. I’d go to the cupcake store almost daily and I’d eat...

Alan I. Leshner, AAAS: The misuse of science is a great disservice to the...

Sept. 10, 2019 - We are concerned about what increasingly appears to be political pressure from within the U.S. federal government to change a...

Douglas Rivlin: Trump: Who is Going to Pay for the Wall? European Allies are...

Sept. 9, 2019 - In response to the public outrage that the Trump administration is raiding $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects for...