Op-Ed

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...

Pili Tobar: Making Sense of DHS Funding Debate: Why Congressional Oversight of DHS and...

Feb. 13, 2019 - The implications of the DHS funding deal to keep the government open – in particular the detention beds and related...

David P. Barash: Our Gaslighting Geezer

March 12, 2018 - David P. Barash is professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Washington. His next book, "Through a Glass Brightly:...

Robert Reich: The State of Our Disunion

Feb. 4, 2019 - Donald Trump says his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening will be about “unification”. But Trump discussing the...

Rhea Suh: Trump’s Budget Is a Blueprint for Destruction

February 15, 2018 - It may sound like green eyeshades stuff, but the massive budget proposal the White House sends up to Congress each...

Nan Aron: After Cohen Plea, Enough Is Enough

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2018  - Following today's guilty plea by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, as well as the conviction of former Trump...

Rick Shenkman: Why Can’t Americans Accept the Fact that Columbus Was Not a Hero?

Oct. 3, 2018 - Rick Shenkman is the publisher of the History News Network and the author of Political Animals:  How Our Stone-Age Brain...

Bill Van Esveld: Jerusalem Home Demolitions Harm Children

May 22, 2017 - Bill Van Esveld is Senior Researcher, MENA, Children's Rights Division Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa were at a hospital checkup for their...

Josh Sugarmann: Once again the nation mourns innocent children shot dead at school

May 18, 2018 - Following the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas which according to news reports resulted in...

Kitty Block: Urgent Alert: Act now to stop cruel hunting methods to kill wolves,...

Oct. 30, 2018 - We need your help urgently to stop a proposal that would roll back an Obama-era regulation prohibiting cruel and controversial...

Ken Cook: Arrivederci,Taxpayer Money! Pruitt Spent $120,000 on Weeklong Trip to Italy

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2018 –In June 2017, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his entourage took a trip to Italy, which cost taxpayers ...

Steven Harper: Follow the Money: They Say It Was About Russian Orphans. They’re Lying

August 23, 2017 - Another Trump cover-up collapses. Like its predecessors, it involves Russia. Also like its predecessors, Trump is at the center. People...

Currey Cook: Oklahoma Earns Dubious Distinction as First State in 2018 to Deny Children...

NEW YORK, May 11, 2018 - Today, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed SB 1140, a license-to-discriminate bill that would allow taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies...

Josh Hoxie: Five Tax Myths Debunked

April 18, 2018 - Tax Day has come and gone. Maybe you have a big bill from Uncle Sam or maybe you got a...

Ben Leathers: US Congress calls for action on Honduras in response to murders of...

April 10, 2017 - In two strongly worded letters to the new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, almost 80 United States legislators expressed their...

B’Tselem: The occupation is not Israel, and resisting it is not anti-Israel. The opposite...

Oct. 17, 2016 - Unlike the Prime Minister and his slander, we believe that the Israeli public is worthy of meaningful discussion of the...

Kristine Lucius: Republicans Continue Sham Judicial Hearings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018 – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president of policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement...

Robert Reich: How Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

Aug. 13, 2018  - When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week he even blamed regulations for the...

Robert Reich: Trump’s War on the Courts, the Press, and the States

Feb. 7, 2017 - With congressional Republicans in the majority in Congress and unwilling to cross Donald Trump, the job of containing Trump’s incipient...

Galen Sherwin: What Does Mike Pence’s ‘No Girls Allowed’ Rule Have in Common With...

April 6, 2017 - Of all the shockingly retrograde views about gender that the past year has brought us, a top contender is the...