Op-Ed

Robert Reich: The Life of the Party: 7 Truths for Democrats

Jan. 20, 2017 - The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s...

Robert Reich: Trump Is America’s Most Dangerous Export (VIDEO)

Oct. 16, 2018 - Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world....

Jill Suttie: How to Raise an Environmentalist

Sept. 26, 2016 - We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are...

Henry Siegman: The Ultimate Deal:The Two-State Solution

March 27, 2017 - Henry Siegman is president emeritus of the US/Middle East Project. He was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign...

Feinstein Statement on Handling of Kavanaugh Sexual Battery Allegations

Washington September 27, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement: “The constant drumbeat by Republicans that sexual...

Robert Reich: Don’t Just Impeach Trump. Annul His Presidency

Aug. 27, 2018 - The only way I see the end of Trump is if there’s overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election. In...

Robert Reich: Why We Must Legalize Marijuana (VIDEO)

May 21, 2019 - The federal prohibition on marijuana has been a disaster. For decades, millions of Americans have been locked up and billions...

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson: Poverty Wont ‘Make America Great’

July 4, 2018 - This summer, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty Philip Alston presented his observations on the state of international poverty to...

Andrew Rosenberg: Vice President Pence Touts “Success” in Gutting Public Health and Safety Protections

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2017 - Today, Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech touting the Trump administration’s efforts to delay, undermine and cut science-based...

Karen Hobert Flynn: Trump Must Call for Select Committee if He Wants to Clear...

Jan. 11, 2017 - Statement by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn President-elect Trump must call for a Joint Bipartisan Select Committee if he...

David Cortright: US is already fighting a conflict with Iran – an economic war...

May 23, 2019 - Many are worried about the risk of war with Iran after the Trump administration leaked discussions of a troop deployment...

Wenonah Hauter: Carbon Tax Schemes Will Not Save Us from Climate Chaos

Washington, D.C. Oct. 9, 2018 – Today, ExxonMobil announced a $1 million donation to an effort backing carbon taxes. The announcement follows a...

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...

Lou del Bello: Climate action gathering shakes off the Trump effect

MARRAKECH, Nov. 21, 2016 - Lou del Bello is a Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor If last year's climate talks in Paris saw UN...

Mara Keisling: Ignoring his hateful record, Senate confirms Mike Pompeo

April 26, 2018 - Despite his disqualifying claims and stances on the rights of LGBT people, the U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Mike...

Andy Rowell: “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started”

Feb. 24, 2017 - Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful...

Stephanie Schorow: ‘Hail Trump’ salute recalls a powerful message of hate

Stephanie Schorow: ‘Hail Trump’ salute recalls a powerful message of hateDecember 9, 2016 - During a Nov. 22 celebration of Donald Trump’s election triumph,...

Jay L. Zagorsky: Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?

The first Labor Day was hardly a national holiday. Workers had to strike to celebrate it. Frank Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Newspaper's September 16, 1882 Jay L....

The Guardian: Donald Trump: a racist in substance and style

Donald Trump’s agenda is to turn the clock back in the United States half a century, to a time when elected leaders spoke the...

Liz Hayes: White Evangelical Christians Are Only Religious Group To Approve Of Trump, Country’s...

July 23, 2018 - A new poll confirms that white evangelical Christians have very different views from just about everyone else on the state...