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Sunday, February 26 2017

Op-Ed

David Leopold: Don’t let Trump fool you, Sanctuary Cities are following immigration law

Dec. 13, 2016 - David W. Leopold is the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  He has served as AILA’s top...

Earthjustice’s President on Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 17, 2017 - The U.S. Senate, along a mostly party-line vote of 52-46, has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as...

Jill Richardson: The Year of ‘Post-Truth’

Dec. 21, 2016 - “Post-Truth.” The Oxford English Dictionary named this its word of the year for 2016. This was a year when campaign lies...

George C. Edwards III: There’s No Reason for Keeping the Electoral College

Nov. 15, 2016 - University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University and...

Bill Sher: The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Aug. 11, 2016 - Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to “the Second Amendment people”? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the...

Friends of the Earth International: We stand in solidarity with the water protectors at...

LAMPUNG, Indonesia, Dec. 2, 2016 - Here follows a collective statement by the Friends of the Earth International network on Standing Rock: We, Friends of the...

Richard Cohen: New reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their...

Nov. 9, 2016 - Today, we’re facing a new reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their race, their religion, their...

Meredith McGehee: The President is not above the law or the Constitution

Nov. 22, 2016 - Meredith McGehee is Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Today in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, President-elect Donald...

Robert Reich: The Art of the Autocrat

Dec. 7, 2016 - Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather...

Earthjustice Rejects Trump’s “Two for One” Executive Order

Washington, D.C. January 30, 2017 - Today President Trump issued an executive order that shifts the current system of safeguards in the United States...

Dan Gross: Kellyanne Conway promotes “fake news” about a shooting that never happened to...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after White House aide Kellyanne Conway became the first to...

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign: BLM’s Actions Belie Claims that Agency Won’t Kill Wild...

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 14, 2016 - In response to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) statement today that it is rejecting a national advisory...

Neal Gabler: Farewell, America

Nov. 14, 2016 - America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral...

Justa Hopma: Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be...

January 22, 2017 - The relationship between food insecurity and conflict is almost so logical that it appears to state the obvious: conditions of...

Dan Berger: Is Trump Committed to Democratic Rule of Law?

Oct. 5, 2016 - Donald Trump’s rhetoric has been so dangerously outside the bounds of normal American political discourse — which, at least, pays...

Robert Speel: Three common arguments for preserving the Electoral College – and why they’re...

November 15, 2016 - In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would...

Ronald L. Feinman: Donald Trump Has Created a Constitutional Crisis on the 42nd Anniversary...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Dave Johnson: Today’s Broken Trump Promise: “I Won’t Cut Medicare”

Nov. 18, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump made a number of promises to his voters. Here is today’s post about a promise that he...

James J. Zogby: Don’t Mess with Jerusalem

Jan. 18, 2017 - In just a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide on whether or not to make good...

Max Greenberg: 8 anti-conservation “riders” poisoning federal budget process

August 9, 2016 - Destructive add-ons or “riders” threaten everything from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to greater sage-grouse in a bill to keep...