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Saturday, April 21 2018

Op-Ed

Hatewatch: Trump and his troll army declare war on “caravan” of migrants fleeing persecution

April 2, 2018 - When news broke of a “caravan” of peaceful Central American migrants marching toward Mexico and the United States, anti-immigrant activists...

Robert Reich: The Con Mannity Show (video)

April 4, 2018 - Rox News host Con Mannity is an old-school conservative who believes in reducing the deficit, states' rights, free trade, and...

Rick Shenkman: The Malcolm Gladwell Presidency

April 2, 2018 - Rick Shenkman is the publisher of the History News Network and the author of Political Animals:  How Our Stone-Age...

Robert Reich: Voting with our consumer dollars for decency

April 2, 2018 - Last Wednesday morning, Laura Ingraham, Fox News’s queen of snark, tweeted that David Hogg – a 17-year-old who survived the...

NAACP: We are tired of apologies, tired of murder being justified on the sole...

BALTIMORE, MD,  April 2, 2018 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the...

Mary Giovagnoli: Trump Administration Refugee Admissions Fall Drastically Short of Six-Month Benchmark

March 30, 2018 - Six months into fiscal year 2018, the Trump administration has admitted roughly 10,520 refugees, a number so low that it...

Guillermo Cantor: What Are the Risks of Adding a Citizenship Question to the Decennial...

March 28, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday night that a question on citizenship status will be added to the 2020...

Monica Duffy Toft: Fewer diplomats, more armed force defines US leadership today

Members of the U.S. Army Special Forces on Aug. 30, 2002 in Afghanistan. AP Photo/Wally Santana March 28, 2018 -A strong legacy of U.S. leadership and...

Peter Certo: Get Ready for Bush 2.0

March 28, 2018 - Political reporters have a saying: There’s always a tweet. That is, for nearly every political moment or presidential decree, there’s an...

Lindsey German: John Bolton – An Uber Hawk With Warmongering Ambitions

March 23, 2018 - The world became rather more dangerous last night with the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser to Donald...

Congressman Adam Smith: The Importance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation

March 21, 2018 - It is deeply concerning that President Trump has increased his criticism of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, and also increased...

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 ...

ACLU Response to White House Drug Policy Proposal

WASHINGTON March 19, 2018 - The White House announced a new proposal today for policies that respond to the opioid addiction crisis, including possibly...

John Groeger and Rachel Harding: The homeless need more than shelter: they need a...

Shutterstock/Srdjan Randjelovic March 19, 2018 - It is estimated that about a third of people in the UK sleep poorly most nights, due to...

Roger McNamee, Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer: Will new Facebook scandal finally force tech...

March 19, 2018 - Russia never would have been able to conduct “information warfare” against the United States in the way it did in the 2016...

Rick Shenkman: Why This Was the Generation Cursed with a Donald Trump

March 17, 2018 - Rick Shenkman is the publisher of the History News Network and the author of Political Animals:  How Our Stone-Age Brain...

Brianne J. Gorod: President Trump Pretends He’s Solved His Foreign Emoluments Problem. He Hasn’t.

March 17, 2018 - Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Organization announced that it had donated $151,470 to the U.S. Treasury, the purported profits from...

Walter Ewing: Trump Claims the Wall Will ‘Pay for Itself’ – That Isn’t True

March 17, 2018 - Contrary to much overblown rhetoric, President Trump’s preeminent symbol of immigration enforcement—The Wall—is not a cost-effective way to enhance the...

Dan Farber: The Disagreeable Mr. Pruitt

March 15, 2018 - I’m sure that Scott Pruitt has his good side. Probably he loves dogs. But his bad traits are, well, pretty...

Michael Brune: Zinke Facing Congress for His Private Email Usage to Conduct Official Business

Washington, DC, March 15, 2018 - Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke faces the House Natural Resources Committee as his list of scandals continues...