Op-Ed

Michelle Bachelet: 75 years after Auschwitz – Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice

January 24, 2020 -Today marks 75 years since the ending of the Holocaust – a crime of unprecedented and devastating inhumanity, during...

Will Ragland and Ryan Koronowski: Public Officials Who Betray the Public Trust Pay the...

January 22, 2020 - A New Jersey official sentenced to 18 months in prison for scheming to punish a local mayor deemed...

Robert Reich: How Trump Manufactured the Hunter Biden-Ukraine Scandal (VIDEO)

For months now, Trump and his Republican enablers have been selling a counter-narrative, to distract from Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to dig...

Karen Baynes-Dunning: Dr. King’s words inspire us to act

January 20, 2020 - Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “The Other America” speech in a high school gym...

Jeremy Venook and Max Bergmann: Impeachment Trial Witnesses: Who the Senate Should Call and...

January 15, 2020 -President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are engaged in a cover-up by trying to prevent...

Frank Sharry: Trump's Big Lie: “Catch and Release” is the Falsehood Used to Justify...

Jan. 10, 2020 - Yesterday, we highlighted how the independent and highly-reputable TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) released a new report based...

Robert Reich: Four Reasons Why Millennials Don’t Have Any Money (VIDEO)

January 13, 2020 - The same forces that are driving massive inequality between the top 1 percent and the rest of us...

National Security Action: Narrowly Avoiding Needless War — For Now — Is Not a...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 8, 2020 -- President Trump’s reckless approach has created a dangerous reality in which the best case scenario is...

Douglas Rivlin: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Crusade Expands to Ensnare More and More American Citizens

January 7, 2020 - The Trump Administration’s relentless efforts to scapegoat, scare, and both keep out and kick out immigrants includes a...

Lawrence Wittner: A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism

Dr. Lawrence Wittner (https://www.lawrenceswittner.com/) is Professor of History Emeritus at SUNY/Albany and the author of Confronting the Bomb (Stanford University Press).

National Security Action: A Dangerous Escalation

January 6, 2020 - No American should shed any tears for Qasem Soleimani, but the question isn’t whether he deserved to be...

Senator Jeff Merkley: Trump and Pompeo are either dangerously inept or colossally ignorant

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 6, 2020 – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement regarding the spiraling national security concerns stemming from...

Klaus W. Larres: With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the...

Klaus W. Larres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill January 5, 2020 - President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran is in deep...

ACLU: Congress has not authorized war or hostilities against Iran

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2020 — In response to a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian military commander and...

Robert Weissman: Term Extension for Pro-Drilling Interior Department Official Shows Normalization of Radical Views

Jan. 2, 2020 - Note: Today, President Donald Trump extended the term of the director of the Bureau of Land Management William...

National Security Action: “America First” Rings Hollow

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 2, 2020  - President Trump starts the new year facing twin foreign policy crises largely of his own making. The...

Robert Reich: Why I'm Still Hopeful About America (VIDEO)

Dec. 31, 2019 - Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why he still has hope for the future, even in these...

Claudia Moscovici: Why Holocaust Education Is So Important Today

Dec. 30, 2019 - Claudia Moscovici is the author of Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Novels, Histories and Films.

The Leadership Conference Condemns Growing Number of Attacks on Faith Communities

WASHINGTON December 30, 2019 -  Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human...

John A. Tures: Death By Anti-Vaxxer Propaganda

December 30, 2019 - This past semester, we had a first-year student class where we focused on the book Educated by Tara...