Op-Ed

Matt Hildreth: If You Care About Immigrants in America Watch These Speeches from the...

July 29, 2016 - During the last two weeks, two starkly different visions of America were on display at the Republican and Democratic conventions. While Donald...

Kae Reynolds: Clinton finds her voice – but the sexism that greets women’s speech...

July 29, 2016 - After a campaign lasting more than a year and taking in all 50 states, Hillary Rodham Clinton has delivered a...

Frank Sharry: To Donald Trump and GOP Enablers: Have You No Sense of Decency?

Aug. 1, 2016 - Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks against the Khan family are the latest, and perhaps most heartless, example of his campaign’s sustained...

John Baick: A Lack of Plain Old Good Etiquette Is Undermining Our Democracy

July 24, 2016 - John Baick is a professor of history at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass. The tone and volume of our...

American Immigration Council: Humayun Khan and America’s Debt to Foreign-Born Service Members

August 2, 2016 - Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week to honor their son Capt. Humayun...

Wayne Pacelle: Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

August 2, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of...

Ken Kimmel: “Skinny Budget” Disregards Science, Placing Communities at Risk

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017—President Trump released his proposed “skinny budget” today. Below is a statement by Ken Kimmell, president of UCS. Kimmell is also the...

Robert Borosage: Trump’s Syria Strike Displays Arrogance, Not Toughness

April 10, 2017 - The bombing of Syria is the most irresponsible act of Donald Trump’s circus presidency – yet it enjoys the greatest...

Americans United Statement On Trump Administration’s Leaked Plan To Use Religion As Excuse To...

May 31, 2017 - The Trump administration plans to issue new regulations that could allow any employer to refuse to cover birth control in...

Ronald L. Feinman: Just 43 Republicans Joining with Democrats Could End Donald Trump’s Presidency

Aug. 21, 2017 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Human Rights Campaign Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, DC October 2, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights...

Sierra Club: National Monuments Decision a “Disgrace”

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 4, 2017 - Today, President Trump eliminated protections for vast portions of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah,...

Josh Hoxie: No Love for Working Families This Valentine’s Day

Feb. 7, 2018 - Love is in the air. Or so the marketers want us to believe, as Valentine’s Day ads sweep the nation...

Hatewatch: Trump and his troll army declare war on “caravan” of migrants fleeing persecution

April 2, 2018 - When news broke of a “caravan” of peaceful Central American migrants marching toward Mexico and the United States, anti-immigrant activists...

Celine McNicholas: In Murphy Oil decision, SCOTUS deals significant blow to workers’ fundamental rights

May 21, 2018 - Today, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis (NLRB v. Murphy Oil and...

Aliya Hana Hussain: The courts must intervene in Trump’s Guantánamo

July 11, 2018 - “ like we’re buried alive.” That’s how CCR client Sharqawi Al Hajj describes his imprisonment at Guantánamo, as a cemetery. Before he was...

Robert Reich: Three reasons why reducing capital gains taxes would be another tax scam...

Sept. 21, 2018 - Hard to believe, but the Trump administration is proposing yet another massive tax windfall for the rich. It would be to...

Josh Hoxie: How Aristocracies Are Born

Nov. 7, 2018 -  This year’s stock market saw high returns for month after month, as retirees...

Jill Richardson: The Transgender Ban Is About Bigotry and Distraction

Jan 23, 2019 - The Supreme Court just paved the way for Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military to move ahead,...

Wade Henderson: Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump Campaign’s Voter Intimidation Effort

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to...