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Monday, January 22 2018

Op-Ed

Wayne Pacelle: Biting cold an extraordinary threat to all animals

Jan. 4, 2018 - With weather systems delivering punishingly low temperatures – along with ice, snow, and wind – deaths from the cold cycle...

ACLU Statement on DOJ Decision to Shift Federal Government’s Role in State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON January 4, 2018 - The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges...

Heather Barr: #MeToo is Important, But the War on Women is a Far, Far...

Jan. 3, 2018 - Heather Barr is Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division This year was a remarkable one in terms of women’s rights. From the euphoria...

Van Gosse: It HAS Happened Here

January 2, 2018 - Van Gosse teaches history at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancanster, Pennsylania For too long, progressive intellectuals have mocked conservatives as...

Joan Wallach Scott: We Have to Go Beyond Identifying and Punishing Individual Men

Dec. 27, 2017 - Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton...

Robert Cohen: A History Lesson for Trump about Compassion and Christmas

Dec. 27, 2017 - Robert Cohen, a professor of History and Social Studies at NYU, is the editor of Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from...

Jenny Rowland and Kate Kelly: 6 Ways Interior Secretary Zinke Failed American Public Lands...

Dec. 27, 2017 - On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke famously arrived at work on horseback. He had good...

Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on Report of Banned Words at CDC

Dec. 18, 2017 - We are concerned deeply by a report that staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were instructed not...

Steven Pressman: GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle...

A big part of that check is being drawn from middle-class accounts. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Steven Pressman, Colorado State University December 21, 2017 - The U.S. middle...

Victoria Borneman: By my count, I get 13 more holidays before the sea threatens...

Dec. 20, 2017 - The time has come again for making spirits bright. Whether we’re singing Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad, the familiar cheer...

Michael Winship: The Tax Bill Is the Grinchiest Christmas Gift Yet

December 20, 2017 - In 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison helped hide the White House’s famous portrait of George Washington from the British when...

Sharon Block and Christine Owens: Trump wants you to tip restaurant owners, not servers

Dec. 19, 2017 - If the Trump administration has its way, the tip you leave your waiter or waitress could end up in the...

William Lambers: We Could Afford to Help Feed Children Around the World After WW2,...

Dec. 19, 2017 - William Lambers is an author who partnered with the UN World Food Program on the book Ending World Hunger. He...

Cecillia Wang: Trump’s Muslim Ban Repeats the Constitutional Travesty Committed Against Japanese-Americans in WW...

Dec. 19, 2017 - On Dec. 8, 2017, a lawyer for the U.S. government stood before a federal appeals court to defend President Donald...

Jim Hightower: Is This the End of Free and Open Internet Access?

December 13, 2017 - Free and open access to the internet is a virtuous democratic principle known as “net neutrality.” It means that it doesn’t...

Traci Yoder: The Dangers of Deregulation Under Trump and Pence

Dec. 13, 2017 - On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote whether to end what is popularly known as “net neutrality.”...

Matt Wood: Chairman Pai Tries to Rewrite Legal History of Net Neutrality with Bogus...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2017 — On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission released a draft “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) on...

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open...

The Moyers team has been in the fight for net neutrality from the very beginning. Our documentary Net at Risk was perhaps the first...

Wayne Pacelle: National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

Dec. 12, 2017 - The National Park Service (NPS), with a shameful record of allowing the killing of bison who migrate outside of Yellowstone...

Michael Winship: Moore Is Less – Alabama, the Senate and the Nation Will Suffer

December 8, 2017 - Amid all the craziness surrounding Roy Moore’s race for the US Senate and the seeming willingness of Alabama’s likely voters...