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Saturday, April 21 2018

Op-Ed

Orion Danjuma: Court’s Ruling Holding Kris Kobach in Contempt Is Well-Deserved

April 20, 2018 -  In a scathing decision issued on Wednesday evening, a federal judge held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt...

Cathy Liss: House Farm Bill Doesn’t Do Enough for Animals

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 - The House Agriculture Committee yesterday reported out its version of the 2018 farm bill (H.R. 2), legislation Congress...

Robert Reich: Should you vote for a third party candidate? (VIDEO)

April 20, 2018 - Are you happy with the electoral choices provided you by the two major parties? If not, should you vote for...

Ian Sheldon: Trump’s exports-good, imports-bad trade policy, debunked

The White House frets about how the U.S. imports more stuff than it exports. AP Photo/Ben Margot April 20, 2018 - President Donald Trump’s trade policy...

Adam Kolton: We must not allow the Trump administration under the guise of ‘energy...

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 – Today, the Trump administration launched a process to hold its first lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,...

Bears Ears Prayer Run Alliance: Statement to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

April 19, 2018 - Submitted to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Agenda Item 10 By the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous...

Peter Certo: We fired 105 missiles at Syria on April 14. That’s 10 times...

April 18, 2018 -  Just after midnight on April 14, the U.S. and its allies bombed three Syrian regime targets. The reason, they said,...

Josh Hoxie: Five Tax Myths Debunked

April 18, 2018 - Tax Day has come and gone. Maybe you have a big bill from Uncle Sam or maybe you got a...

Daphne Eviatar: Amnesty International Opposes New Open-ended War Authority for President Trump

April 17, 2018 - In response to Senator Corker’s proposed authorization for use of military force (AUMF) intended to replace the 2001 and 2002...

Genna Reed: Peter Wright’s Nomination at EPA Means Superfund Conflicts of Interest in Almost...

April 17, 2018 - Last month, the Trump administration nominated Peter Wright from DowDuPont to serve as Assistant Administrator at the EPA’s Office of...

Andy Rowell: Trudeau Morphs From Clean Poster Boy into Dirty Oil Polluter

April 16, 2018 -As the world tries to wean itself off its oil addiction, one nation walks the  other way. As many countries try and...

Robert Reich: While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers

April 16, 2018 - “It’s nonsense that there’s a beautiful free market in the power industry,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said last week as...

Feinstein: Fee Hike Makes National Parks Unaffordable for Families

Washington April 12, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced an increase for visitor...

Lawrence O’Donnell: Worst Speaker Ever (VIDEO)

April 11, 2018 - Lawrence O'Donnell argues Paul Ryan earned that title through unprecedented and unrelenting cowardice and by surrendering his powers to the...

NORML Responds as Ex-House Speaker Signs On With Marijuana Industry Leader

Washington, DC April 11, 2018 - It has been announced that former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, along with former Republican Governor...

Mary Meg McCarthy: Trump Administration Ends Programs that Educates Detained Immigrants About Their Rights

CHICAGO, April 10, 2018 - Today the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and immigration legal service providers across the country received the alarming news...

Robert Reich: The Truth About an Untethered Trump

April 9, 2018 - The petulant adolescent in the White House – who has replaced most of the adults around him with raging sycophants...

Andy Rowell: BP: Oil Spill Clean-up Operations a “Welcome Boost to Local Economies”

April 9, 2018 -  You would have thought that having been responsible for the largest offshore oil spill in US history, the Deepwater Horizon,...

Dan Farber: Enquiring Minds Want to Know (Scott Pruitt edition)

April 6, 2018 - Control of the House matters for a number of reasons. It would allow the Democrats to block any further “reconciliation”...

League of Women Voters: President Trump Makes False Claims of Voter Fraud

Washington, DC April 5, 2018 - League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump's false claims of voter...