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Dave Johnson: Trump’s China Trademarks Violate the Constitution

March 13, 2017 - During the campaign Donald Trump pledged that “on day one” as president, he would label China a currency manipulator. Then...

PFAW Statement on Montana’s Special Election Results

WASHINGTON May 26, 2017 - In response to Greg Gianforte's win in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, People For the...

Michael Keegan: GOP’s Decision to Blow Up Rules to Ram Through an Extreme SCOTUS...

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017—In response to the news that Senate Republicans have chosen to invoke the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules to require...

Komala Ramchandra: US Plan on Responsible Business Conduct is Too Little, Too Late

Dec. 21, 2016 - The US Secretary of State released the first US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct last Friday, outlining how...

Feinstein Statement on Reports of Sessions AG Nomination

Washington November 18, 2016 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on reports that Senator Jeff Sessions will be nominated to...

Kelly Lytle Hernandez: Largest deportation campaign in US history is no match for Trump’s...

Border Patrol officers detaining immigrants in a field after a few local raids. U.S. Border Patrol Museum March 16, 2017 - On the campaign trail, Donald...

Bill Frelick: The UN Should Just Say No to Returning Refugees to Danger

Feb. 27, 2017 - Bill Frelick is Director, Refugee Rights Program, Human Rights Watch  Pressure is building on Afghan and Somali refugees to go home,...

National Lawyers Guild: We Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota...

Aug. 29, 2016 - The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar association in the United States, by its International...

Bill Frelick: World Refugee Summits Fail Refugees

Sept. 21, 2016 - This week’s summits on the global refugee crisis failed to meet the challenge of this critical moment in history. Many...

Robert Reich: Happy New Year, Mr. Trump. You have 20 days in which to...

January 1, 2017 - Donald Trump issued the following tweet on the last day of 2016: “Happy New Year to all, including to my...

Robert Reich: Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Nov. 10, 2016 - As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National Committee to step...

Senator Harris Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

WASHINTON, D.C. May 18, 2017 - Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the vote by the Federal Communications Commission...

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...

Clara Long: Expanding US Fast-Track Deportations a Disastrous Idea

Feb. 23, 2017 - Clara Long is Researcher, US Program, Human Rights Watch A US Department of Homeland Security memo implementing one of President Donald...

Julie Greene: Donald Trump Wants to Set Immigration Policy Back 90 years

Oct. 24, 2016 - Julie Greene is a professor of history at the University of Maryland at College Park, co-director of the Center for...

Wayne Pacelle: Trump’s agriculture team threatens to kill first-ever federal animal welfare standards for...

May 12, 2017 - First, on January 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) froze an anti-horse-soring rule, years in the works and with...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Russian Hand: Dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over pending presidency

Dec. 12, 2016 - A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Consider: 1. The CIA has concluded that Russia...

Robert Reich: America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in...

March 22, 2017 - America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge. Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic...

Bill McKibben: How to Save the Planet From President Trump

Dec. 1, 2016 - We’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Already it’s begun — if...

Tyson Slocum: Bailed-Out Auto Industry Asks Trump’s Lobbyist Transition Team to Ease Off Rules...

Nov. 14, 2016 - Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program Note: In a letter sent Thursday, the Alliance of Automobile Manufactures asked...