Monday, October 22 2018

Op-Ed

Ida Sawyer and Belkis Wille: Nobel Recognizes Fighters Against Sexual Violence

Oct. 5, 2018 - In awarding the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has made...

Bill Yeomans: The Kavanaugh Cover-Up

Oct 2, 2018 - Since Trump announced his nomination, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation campaign has been defined by an obvious effort to prevent the Senate...

Toni Van Pelt: Stop Brett Kavanaugh and End the Toxic Culture of Male Fury

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2018 - Statement by NOW President Toni Van Pelt Donald Trump Jr. just said that the current debate over sexual assault has...

Robert Reich: America’s Bullies

October 1, 2018 - As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied – mocked, threatened,...

Jamie Williams: Congress fails to save nation’s most effective conservation program

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2018  -  Congress has failed to preserve America’s most effective conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire...

Calvin Schermerhorn: On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sept. 27, 2018. AP/pool image, Michael Reynolds Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University September 28, 2018 -...

Robert Reich: Kavanaugh, Ford, and Power

Sept. 27, 2018 - Make no mistake: The drama that took place in hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018 was...

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...

Aniqa Raihan: The Strength of Kavanaugh’s Accusers Is Truly Amazing

Sept. 26, 2018 - Christine Blasey Ford has shown remarkable bravery in speaking out about an attempted rape she experienced over 35 years ago. But...

Feinstein Statement on Scheduling of Kavanaugh Vote for Friday

Washington September 25, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Republicans scheduled a vote on...

Liz Hayes: Values Voter Summiters Make The Case For Using Religion To Harm Others

Sept. 24, 2018 - During the Values Voter Summit (VVS) over the weekend, leaders and followers of the Religious Right made clear they plan...

Melissa Boteach: Trump’s radical “public charge” rule for immigrants prioritizes wealth over family

Washington, D.C. Sept. 24, 2018 — Yesterday, the Trump administration announced a proposal, known as the “public charge” rule, that would reverse long-standing precedent and disqualify...

Noah Bookbinder: For the president to fire a law enforcement official to derail an...

Washington, Sept. 24, 2018 - In response to the reports of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaving the Justice Department, apparently in anticipation of...

Joshua Hart: Building a comprehensive profile of conspiracy thinkers

A man holding a Q sign, a reference to a conspiracy theory group, waits to enter a campaign rally with President Trump, Aug. 2,...

Robert Reich: Why I’m Betting on Millennials, this November 6th

Sept. 24, 2018 - Millennials (and their younger siblings, generation Z’s) are the largest, most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American...

Wilderness Watch: National Park Service’s inhumane plan to capture and exile mainland wolves to...

Sept. 24, 2018 - The National Park Service has decided to move ahead with its ill-advised plan for heavy-handed manipulation of the Isle Royale...

Robert Reich: Three reasons why reducing capital gains taxes would be another tax scam...

Sept. 21, 2018 - Hard to believe, but the Trump administration is proposing yet another massive tax windfall for the rich. It would be to...

Bruce W. Dearstyne: The US Senate Has Passed a Resolution Backing Freedom of the...

Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne is a historian in Albany, New York. His most recent book is The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the...

Wallace Hettle: Donald Trump: Troll-in-Chief

September 20, 2018 - Wallace Hettle, Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa, is the author of The Confederate Homefront: A History in...

Vanita Gupta: Senators Must Respect Wishes of Dr. Blasey Ford and Support FBI Investigation...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Dr....