Op-Ed

Suzanne Nossel, PEN America: Trump’s refusal to own up to his role in fanning...

New York, NY, Aug. 5, 2019 - This morning, in response to two deadly mass shootings, President Trump claimed “fake news” had contributed to...

John A. Tures: When Bullets From Terrorists Hit Home

August 4, 2019 - The day began as a joyous one. My family had gathered together to wish my parents a happy 50th Anniversary....

Ronald L. Feinman: The Long History of Unjust and Lawless Attorney Generals

July 29, 2019 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman...

Matt Bruenig: Health Insurance Churn in the US Is a Nightmare

July 29, 2019 -There are a lot of ways Americans can and do lose their health insurance plan in the current system even when...

Robert Reich: The Real Reason for Impeachment

July 26, 2019 - In today’s political climate, the question of whether or not to impeach the President of the United States is often...

Michael Winship: Mueller at the Congressional Ramparts

July 26, 2019 - At the end of Wednesday’s marathon appearances by special counsel Robert Mueller, I looked over at the American flag that...

Phil Tobar: Every American Citizen is at Risk, Not Just Immigrants

July 22, 2019 - News this morning that the Trump administration is planning to scale up so-called ‘expedited removal’ policy nationwide is a staggering...

Jennifer Minear, AILA: DHS Attempts Massive Expansion of Unilateral Deportation Power

WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2019 — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new policy designed to dramatically expand expedited removal to...

Joseph Daniel: As Heatwave Blankets Nation, Utility Disconnect Policies Can Kill

July 22, 2019 - As temperatures increase, so does our reliance on things like air conditioning. That increased electric load can stress the grid, but...

Walter Moss: Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

July 22, 2019 - Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University a Contributing Editor of HNN. For a list...

Kitty Block: Spain’s cruel bullfights have no place in the 21st century

July 17, 2019 - The annual running of the bulls at Pamplona has just come to a close in Spain, where I am traveling...

Maribel Hastings: Trump’s racial strategy of “them against us” is more alive than ever

July 16, 2019 - On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump declared that progressive Democratic congresswomen should return to “the totally broken and crime infested...

Rob Boston: Religious Right Silence Enables Trump’s Racism

July 16, 2019 - Over the weekend, President Donald Trump struck again, tweeting that four members of the U.S. House of Representatives (all of...

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...

Jamil Dakwar and Sonia Gill: Pompeo’s New “Human Rights” Commission is Up To No...

July 15, 2019 - Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the creation of a “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” Its stated purpose,...

Trevor Timm: Tell Rep. Adam Schiff to Remove This Dangerous Secrecy Provision From This...

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2019 - Largely unnoticed until yesterday, the CIA is pushing Congress to pass a bill that will vastly expand secrecy laws,...

Robert Koehler: The Mop Closet of American History

July 12, 2019 -  “They were quiet, and just staring, blankly,” she said. “There were just blank stares and no expressions on their faces.” Welcome...

Dale Ho: Trump’s attempt to weaponize the census ends not with a bang but...

NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 — President Trump said he is giving up his bid to add a citizenship question to the census. He had...

Linda Morris and Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski: Trump Administration’s Proposed “Mixed Status” Housing Rule Is Another...

July 11, 2019 - Linda Morris is Skadden Fellow, ACLU Women's Rights Project.  Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski is ACLU Women's Rights Project Paralegal The world has...

Allison Fisher: Trump Boasts Environmental Record While Repealing Vital Environmental Protections

July 8, 2019 - Note: Today at a White House event President Donald Trump touted his administration’s environmental record while at the same time formally...