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Tuesday, February 28 2017

Op-Ed

Kelly Lytle Hernandez: America’s mass deportation system is rooted in racism

February 27, 2017 - A rowdy segment of the American electorate is hell-bent on banning a specific group of immigrants from entering the United...

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: Uphold the rights of all, and...

27 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Secretary-General President of the General Assembly, President of the Human Rights Council, Distinguished Ministers, Colleagues and Friends Just a few hundred...

Angelo Carusone: Media Matters Statement On Trump Blacklisting Media Outlets

Feb. 24, 2017 - Media Matters President Angelo Carusone issued the following statement after the Trump White House banned members of the media from...

Andy Rowell: “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started”

Feb. 24, 2017 - Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful...

Matt Gertz: Trump Just Blacklisted Media Outlets. We Warned You This Would Happen.

Feb. 24, 2017 - Hours after President Donald Trump denounced critical journalists as “the enemy of the people” before a cheering crowd of supporters,...

Mary Giovagnoli: Abandoning Priorities Just Made Immigration Enforcement Work Much Harder

Feb. 24, 2017 - The Trump administration ensured this week that its immigration enforcement policies will be a chaotic affair marked by mistakes, civil...

Ryan Thoreson: The Trump administration has failed LGBT youth

Feb. 23, 2017 - Ryan Thoreson is Bernstein Fellow, Human Rights Watch The Trump administration is putting transgender children in harm’s way by withdrawing guidance...

Clara Long: Expanding US Fast-Track Deportations a Disastrous Idea

Feb. 23, 2017 - Clara Long is Researcher, US Program, Human Rights Watch A US Department of Homeland Security memo implementing one of President Donald...

Jonathan Boyarin: If Trump were truly offended by anti-Semitism and racism, he would fire...

Feb. 22, 2017 - Jonathan Boyarin, director of Jewish Studies and professor in the departments of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University,...

James J. Zogby: Trump/Netanyahu Meet: an Exercise in Fawning, Fantasy, and Anti-Palestinian Incitement

Feb. 21, 2017 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with US President Donald Trump was overshadowed by dramatic and unsettling events that preceded...

Robert Reich: 7 Signs of Tyranny (VIDEO)

Feb. 21, 2017 - As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg8y5H_Rrf0 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for...

Luca Trenta: Trump’s Russia scandals could be about to get much, much worse

February 21, 2017 - Whatever one thinks of the Trump administration’s policies, it is difficult to ignore that the new president’s tenure has so...

Paul Gordon: Real People, Real Lives: The Harm Caused By Judge Gorsuch

Feb. 20, 2017 - Paul Gordon is senior legislative counsel, focusing particularly on matters relating to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court. Gordon...

Lorne Stockman: FERC Alternative Climate Facts Exposed

Feb. 20, 2017 - Long before Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway took the phrase ‘alternative facts’ mainstream, a rogue federal agency with authority to ram...

Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity College: On Lies and the Truths We Must Tell

Feb. 18, 2016 - Patricia McGuire has been President of Trinity since 1989. Before coming to Trinity, Ms. McGuire was the Assistant Dean for...

Jordan Tama: Independent commissions more likely than regular or select congressional committees to achieve...

February 18, 2017 - February 18, 2017 - Exactly how will the U.S. conduct a fair and accurate investigation into Russian meddling in the...

Ronald L. Feinman: Donald Trump Is On His Way to Second or Third Shortest...

Feb. 17, 2017 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Wayne Pacelle: House sanctions killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in their dens on federal...

Feb. 16, 2017 - What the U.S. House of Representatives did today – actually a very narrow majority of the House – was shameful....

Magnus Linden: Trump’s America and the rise of the authoritarian personality

February 17, 2017 - Since the horror of Hitler’s Holocaust, psychologists have investigated why certain individuals appear more prone to follow orders from authority...

Earthjustice’s President on Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 17, 2017 - The U.S. Senate, along a mostly party-line vote of 52-46, has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as...