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Op-Ed

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 Trump’s action rescinded an Obama-era policymeant to...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...

Elizabeth Aranda and Elizabeth Vaquera: How DACA affected the mental health of undocumented young...

A rally in support of DACA outside of the White House. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida and Elizabeth Vaquera, George Washington University September...

Lisette Diaz: As a Dreamer, I Will Not Be A Bargaining Chip for Trump’s...

Sept. 5, 2017 - So many words come to mind right now to describe how I feel about the loss of DACA: devastation, anger,...

Lorella Praeli, ACLU: There is no humane way to end DACA before having a...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 — The White House announced today that it is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Lorella Praeli,...

America’s Voice: Trifecta of Hate: Charlottesville, Arpaio, Now Dreamers

Sept. 5, 2017 - The following are reactions from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, and Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and...

Neera Tanden: We Will Not Stop Until We Win Permanent Protection for Dreamers

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 5, 2017 - Today, the Trump administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which has protected nearly 800,000 young people...