Op-Ed

Michael Tan and Julie Veroff: Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of...

Feb. 15, 2019 - Michael Tan is Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project; Julie Veroff is Skadden Fellow, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project Last September,...

Public Citizen: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is Abuse of Power

February 15, 2019 - Today's presidential declaration of a national emergency is an outrageous abuse of power – perhaps the most dangerous yet by...

Pili Tobar: Making Sense of DHS Funding Debate: Why Congressional Oversight of DHS and...

Feb. 13, 2019 - The implications of the DHS funding deal to keep the government open – in particular the detention beds and related...

Mary Meg McCarthy: NIJC Urges Congress to Oppose Proposed DHS Spending Bill

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2019 - The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) urges Congress to oppose the proposed funding bill for the Department of Homeland...

Dr. Mona Sarfaty: Proposed EPA rule would undo a 2015 limit on emission of...

Feb. 14, 2019 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a hearing on a proposed revision to a rule under the Clean...

Sarah Anderson: If you hate campaign season, blame money in politics

Feb. 14, 2019 - Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she...

Earthjustice Statement on Declaration of National Emergency to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Washington, D.C. February 14, 2019 - Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump’s decision to declare...

Dan Farber: Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels This Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14, 2019 - WORLD: Thanks for the card. . . . But I think we need to talk. FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY: About what? W: About...

William E. Nelson: The shutdown: Drowning government in the bathtub

William E. Nelson, New York University February 12, 2019 - In a Wall Street Journal interview three days after reopening the government, President Trump handicapped...

Robert Reich: Trump Wants Socialism for the Rich, Harsh Capitalism for the Rest

Feb. 12, 2019 - “America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump...

Nicole Braun: Imagine being homeless during the polar vortex

Feb. 7, 2019 - It was noon one recent Saturday in Northern Michigan, and temperatures were 30 degrees below 0. Winter storm warnings were blaring...

Josh Hoxie: How the age of billionaires ends

Feb. 7, 2019 - Every month or so there’s a stunning new headline statistic about just how stark our economic divide has become. Understanding that...

Dr. Leana Wen: New Study Highlights the Need For Access to Affordable Birth Control

New York, NY, Feb. 5, 2019 — In advance of tonight’s State of the Union address, a new study released in JAMA Internal Medicine...

Sara Amundson and Kitty Block: The state of the animal union under the Trump...

Feb. 5, 2019 - As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight, it’s a good time to take...

Robert Reich: The State of Our Disunion

Feb. 4, 2019 - Donald Trump says his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening will be about “unification”. But Trump discussing the...

Adam Kolton: Former Oil Lobbyist Known for Altering/Omitting Arctic Refuge Data to be next...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 4, 2019 - Today, in a tweet, President Donald Trump confirmed that Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt – Acting...

Leila Salazar-López: Bolsonaro Wants to Plunder the Amazon. Don’t Let Him.

Jan. 30, 2019 - The rise of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has put the environment and human rights in peril. His promises to...

Heather L. Weaver: The One Wall Trump Doesn’t Like — The One Separating Religion...

Jan. 29, 2019 - Heather L. Weaver is Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief President Trump may be the world’s...

Andy Rowell: “Tell me Donald. Exactly how much is a human life being sold...

January 29, 2019 - Two years into his Presidency, the fullblown cost of Donald Trump’s assault on human health, the environment and on science...

Andrew L. Seidel: Trump pushes bible class in public schools, backs Project Blitz

Jan. 28, 2019 - Early this morning, Donald Trump was thinking about the bible. Or, to be a bit more precise, he was watching...