Op-Ed

National Security Action:Trump’s Broken Coronavirus Promises

April 3, 2020 - Unsurprisingly, the President who has made more than 16,000 false or misleading claims during his time in office has failed...

Heidi Shierholz | A portrait of disaster: Unemployment insurance claims jump from 211,000 to...

April 2, 2020 - This morning, the Department of Labor (DOL) released data on initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims, showing that UI claims...

Aaron Miintzes | EPA: COVID is reason not to protect public health from polluters

March 27, 2020 - After industries, including oil and gas industry trade association the American Petroleum Institute, petitioned the Trump Administration requesting...

Morris Pearl: Senate Coronavirus Bill Prioritizes $500 Billion Mnuchin-Trump Slush Fund Over American Lives

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 - Last night, the Senate voted unanimously to pass a $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to...

Robert Reich: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It (VIDEO)

March 25, 2020 - The coronavirus has starkly revealed what most of us already knew: The concentration of wealth in America has...

Katherine Stewart: A Founder of American Religious Nationalism

March 23, 2020 - Katherine Stewart is an author and journalist. Her newly published book is The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise...

Morris Pearl: The Coronavirus Relief Bill Won’t Cut It

March 19, 2020 - In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, Congress is failing the American people. While Mitch McConnell and Senate...

Daniel Balson: Pompeo’s Remarks on the International Criminal Court Are Callous and Punitive

March 18, 2020 - Responding to the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks during a news conference at the State...

Kate Ziegler: To Fight Coronavirus, Fight Poverty

March 18, 2020 - As Americans do everything they can to stay safe and limit their exposure to COVID-19, we are seeing...

Brian Fallon: Roberts Court is Facing a Crisis of Legitimacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 13, 2020 - On Friday, Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement in response to news...

Center for Western Priorities: Statement on public lands oil production in light of market...

DENVER March 9, 2020 - As oil prices plummet amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and a production war between OPEC and Russia, oil...

Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan, Meghan Benton, and Susan Fratzke: Coronavirus Is Spreading across Borders, But It...

March 4, 2020 - As public-health officials race to keep the coronavirus (COVID-19) from becoming a full-blown global pandemic, governments around the...

National Security Action: An Open Door for Moscow

Feb. 21, 2020 - It’s no surprise how President Trump reportedly responded to intelligence confirming that Moscow is again working to advance...

Max Richtman: It’s Time for Millionaires to Contribute Their Fair Share to Social Security

Feb. 19, 2020 - Today is just another day for millionaires and billionaires, but for the rest of American’s workers—it’s significant.  February 19th,...

Matthew Gardner: White House Advisors’ Push for Corporate ‘Minimum Tax’ Will Not Fix the...

Feb. 19, 2020 - Following is a statement by Matthew Gardner, senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, regarding...

Steve Hochstadt: Trump the Great and Powerful

Feb. 19, 2020 - Steve Hochstadt is a professor of history emeritus at Illinois College, who blogs for HNN and LAProgressive, and writes...

Robert Reich: Why Trump Justice is an Oxymoron

February 18, 2020 - “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain is reputed to have said. 

National Immigrant Justice Center: Chicago Is Prepared to Respond to Trump’s Latest Threat to...

CHICAGO, February 14, 2020—In response to today’s New York Times report stating that the Trump administration is planning to deploy law enforcement...

Neera Tanden: President’s Interference in Stone Case Is Another Act of Corruption Enabled by...

Washington, D.C. Feb. 11, 2020 — Today, all four career federal prosecutors withdrew from the case against President Donald Trump’s friend, Roger...

Robert Greenstein: President Trump’s 2021 Budget Would Widen Country’s Divisions

February 10, 2020 - CBPP today released a statement from Robert Greenstein, president, on President Trump’s new budget: In...