Op-Ed

Michael Winship: Please Shut Up, Mr. President, and Read Some Books

Sept. 3, 2019 - Amidst a roiling hurricane and another fusillade of Texas gunshots, like many, I was struck by a statement in the...

Maribel Hastings: Trump’s attacks. Will they ever end

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 29, 2019 – Wow. Another day for Donald Trump to exude lies and stupidities. Will it ever end? The former...

Aaron Belkin: Mattis divided his own military force by cowing to Trump’s call to...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 29, 2019 – Palm Center director Aaron Belkin released the following statement today reacting to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s stated...

John A. Tures: Bashing Baltimore With Incorrect Information, Missing Out On The Real Problems

August 27, 2019 - After Congressman Elijah Cummings criticized the condition of detention facilities for migrants and applicants for asylum, President Donald Trump tweeted...

Trevor Potter: Resignation Leaves Federal Election Watchdog Without Authority to Take Official Action

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2019 - Matthew Petersen, the vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), submitted a letter of resignation today to take...

Alden Meyer: Pres. Trump More Concerned With Helping Election-Meddling Russia Than Acting on Climate...

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2019—The G7 leaders summit just concluded in Biarritz, France, with a one-page declaration. Due to deep divisions between the U.S. and...

Robert Reich: The 5-Step CEO Pay Scam (VIDEO)

Aug. 23, 2019 - Average CEO pay at big corporations topped 14.5 million dollars in 2018. That’s after an increase of 5.2 million dollars...

Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro: We cannot allow systematic, government-sanctioned child abuse on our watch

NEW HAVEN, CT, Aug. 21, 2019 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security...

Josue De Luna Navarro: What it’s like to grow up hunted

Aug. 21, 2019 - It was a quiet Sunday night when my dad told me to hide in a closet — and stay there...

Angelica Salas: The president has decided torture works and he’s inflicting it on brown...

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2019 -The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), one of the nation's largest immigrant rights organizations, rebukes the Trump administration's...

Michael Brune: Trump Keeps Lying about the Reality of his Dangerous Clean Cars Rollback

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 21, 2019 - Today, Donald Trump took to Twitter to lie in defense of his dangerous clean cars rollback. A recent Consumer...

David Wright: Why Did the Pentagon Conduct a Treaty-Violating Test?

Aug. 21, 2019 - On Sunday, the Pentagon announced that it had launched a Tomahawk cruise missile with a range “more than 500 kilometers”...

Pili Tobar: Trump and Miller Are Fine with Ruining the Lives of Children in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 19, 2019 - The Trump administration’s immigration radicalism and cruelty is taking a toll on children. Just look at the implications...

Sara Rosenbaum: “Public Charge” Rule Affecting Immigrants Has Major Implications for Medicaid and Entire...

Aug. 15, 2019 - Updated since original posting in October 2018.  Sarah Rosenbaum is Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy,...

Americans United Denounces Trump Administration’s Rule to Promote Employment Discrimination by Government Contractors

August 14, 2019 - Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued the following statement in response...

Negin Owliaei: Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

Aug. 14, 2019 - Last month, the House voted to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. If the Senate passes the bill,...

Feinstein: Joshua Trees Are Endanger, Deserve Protected Status

Washington August 14, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to not list Joshua trees...

Western Environmental Law Center: Trump administration is pro-extinction

Aug. 13, 2019 - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced sweeping changes to the way its agencies will administer the Endangered Species Act (ESA), one...

Dan Farber: Elections Matter – Even More Than You Thought

Aug. 13, 2019 - I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it hard to keep focused on November 3, 2020, given the confusing...

Laura Engelstein: Russian History Gives the U.S. an Ominous Warning: Great Powers die and...

August 12, 2019 - Russia is often in the news these days – corrupt and repressive at home, aggressive and malevolent in relation to...