Op-Ed

Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro: We cannot allow systematic, government-sanctioned child abuse on our watch

NEW HAVEN, CT, Aug. 21, 2019 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security...

Josue De Luna Navarro: What it’s like to grow up hunted

Aug. 21, 2019 - It was a quiet Sunday night when my dad told me to hide in a closet — and stay there...

Angelica Salas: The president has decided torture works and he’s inflicting it on brown...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2019 -The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), one of the nation's largest immigrant rights organizations, rebukes the Trump administration's...

Michael Brune: Trump Keeps Lying about the Reality of his Dangerous Clean Cars Rollback

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 21, 2019 - Today, Donald Trump took to Twitter to lie in defense of his dangerous clean cars rollback. A recent Consumer...

David Wright: Why Did the Pentagon Conduct a Treaty-Violating Test?

Aug. 21, 2019 - On Sunday, the Pentagon announced that it had launched a Tomahawk cruise missile with a range “more than 500 kilometers”...

Pili Tobar: Trump and Miller Are Fine with Ruining the Lives of Children in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 19, 2019 - The Trump administration’s immigration radicalism and cruelty is taking a toll on children. Just look at the implications...

Sara Rosenbaum: “Public Charge” Rule Affecting Immigrants Has Major Implications for Medicaid and Entire...

Aug. 15, 2019 - Updated since original posting in October 2018.  Sarah Rosenbaum is Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy,...

Americans United Denounces Trump Administration’s Rule to Promote Employment Discrimination by Government Contractors

August 14, 2019 - Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued the following statement in response...

Negin Owliaei: Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

Aug. 14, 2019 - Last month, the House voted to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. If the Senate passes the bill,...

Feinstein: Joshua Trees Are Endanger, Deserve Protected Status

Washington August 14, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to not list Joshua trees...

Western Environmental Law Center: Trump administration is pro-extinction

Aug. 13, 2019 - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced sweeping changes to the way its agencies will administer the Endangered Species Act (ESA), one...

Dan Farber: Elections Matter – Even More Than You Thought

Aug. 13, 2019 - I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it hard to keep focused on November 3, 2020, given the confusing...

Laura Engelstein: Russian History Gives the U.S. an Ominous Warning: Great Powers die and...

August 12, 2019 - Russia is often in the news these days – corrupt and repressive at home, aggressive and malevolent in relation to...

Angelica Salas: One More Blow to Alter Legal Immigration System With Public Charge Rule

Los Angeles, Aug. 12, 2019 -The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), rejected and denounced an announcement by the Trump administration Monday it will...

Taxpayers for Common Sense: The Separation Of Powers Matters

Aug. 9, 2019 - Given our mission here at Taxpayers for Common Sense, we spend a lot (almost all?) of our time thinking about...

Frank Sharry: Employers Like Trump Get Off Scot-free While Immigrant Workers Have Their Families...

Aug. 9, 2019 - In the aftermath of the Mississippi family separation raids, a key question emerges: why is ICE arresting the immigrant workers...

Joshua Tom, ACLU: President Trump continues to terrorize our communities with unnecessary and cruel...

JACKSON, Mississippi, Aug. 8, 2019 — Approximately 680 community members were removed from their jobs, detained, and separated from their families in immigration raids...

NAACP: Mississippi ICE Raids will sow fear, pain and discord across our already wounded...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2019 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s foremost civil rights organization, and the Mississippi State Conference...

Jackie Speier: Trump blames the internet, video games, and mental illness for mass shootings

Washington, DC, Aug. 5, 2019  – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to the...

Freedom House: White Nationalist Terrorism a Growing Threat to Our Democracy

Washington,  August 5, 2019 —  Following a recent spate of violence inspired by white nationalism, Freedom House issued the following statement: We are deeply saddened by the...