Saturday, October 20 2018

Op-Ed

Robert Weissman: Trump’s Conflicts Are Inescapable as Long as He Maintains Ownership of His...

Jan. 10, 2017 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen President-elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest will be inescapable, engulfing and consequential unless he...

Rachel Cleetus: Signing Away Our Future: President Trump’s All-Out Attack on Climate Policy

March 28, 2017 - Rachel Cleetus is Lead Economist and Climate Policy Manager Today President Trump launches an all-out attack on our country’s policies to...

Ken Kimmell: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan a State Burden and Pretext for Regulatory Rollbacks

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018—President Donald Trump released his administration’s outline for an infrastructure package today. Trump’s plan raises serious concerns because it would suppress...

Matt Gertz: How The Press Normalized President Trump: The First 100 Days

May 1, 2017 - The 2016 presidential campaign broke political journalism, with too many reporters and pundits relentlessly feeding their audiences a dog’s breakfast...

Frank Sharry: Senators Should Oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination as DHS Secretary

Washington, DC December 4, 2017 - Later this afternoon, the U.S. Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS...

Henrietta Fore, UNICEF: Children should not be separated from their families because of their...

NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 – Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S. Stories of...

Cherian George: The curious power of hate propaganda in open societies

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh...

Peter Dykstra: COAL: The War Years

October 10, 2016 - Last weekend in the southwestern Georgia town of Andersonville, a large crowd gathered to watch two mock battles, buy souvenirs,...

Matt Gertz: Trump Just Blacklisted Media Outlets. We Warned You This Would Happen.

Feb. 24, 2017 - Hours after President Donald Trump denounced critical journalists as “the enemy of the people” before a cheering crowd of supporters,...

Robert Reich: The Monopolization of America (VIDEO)

May 7, 2018 - Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic...

Danielle Brian and Peter Tyler: Diminishing Lives Lost Instead of Leading During a Disaster

Sept. 13, 2018 - It should go without saying that disaster preparation is about protecting lives, not protecting reputations. As we write this, millions of...

Michael Brune: Rick Perry’s twisted suggestion that fossil fuels can decrease sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 2, 2017 - Today, Energy Secretary Rick Perry made heinous comments suggesting that expanding fossil fuel development will decrease the incident of sexual...

Michael Winship and Bill Moyers: At Trump Inauguration, His Hollow Rhetoric Collides with Reality

Jan. 21, 2017 - Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the Inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting...

Josh Sugarman: When will our nation take action to stop the next ‘worst mass...

Oct. 2, 2017 - In response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that left more than 50 victims dead and more than...

James Esseks: Enforcing Nondiscrimination Laws Is Not a Sign of Anti-Religious Bias

June 25, 2018 - On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up another challenge to state nondiscrimination laws protecting LGBT people....

Robert Reich: Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media

Nov. 28, 2016 - Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven...

William R. Polk: The Implications of Voiding the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 9, 2018 - William R. Polk was a professor of history at the University of Chicago. During the Kennedy and part of the...

Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity College: On Lies and the Truths We Must Tell

Feb. 18, 2016 - Patricia McGuire has been President of Trinity since 1989. Before coming to Trinity, Ms. McGuire was the Assistant Dean for...

Jeremy Lent: What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

Jan. 2, 2018 - Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a dire warning to humanity about impending collapse but virtually no-one takes notice. Ultimately, our...

Janet Redman: Industry-friendly FERC rightly rejects Perry’s coal and nukes bailout

Jan. 8, 2018 - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected former Dancing with the Stars contestant and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s...