Op-Ed

CJR: Local elections aren’t all about Trump, no matter what he says

November 6, 2019 - Ahead of important elections yesterday in several states—most notably Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi—President Trump did what he does best: made...

Ed Simon: A History of Why Trump Abandoned the Kurds

Nov. 4, 2019 - Ed Simon is the associate editor of The Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of The Los Angeles Review of Books. He holds a...

350.org: US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 2019 -- Today marks the day the Trump administration can officially begin withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate...

Public Citizen: Warren Proves Medicare for All Is Affordable

Nov. 1, 2019 - Note: Today, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released her plan for paying for Medicare for All. She estimates total systemwide...

Sara Amundson: U.S. House passes PACT Act cracking down on extreme animal cruelty

Oct. 22, 2019 - The U.S. House has just voted overwhelmingly to crack down on some of the worst and most malicious acts of...

Robert C. Koehler: The Collusion Of Church and State

Oct. 17, 2019 - Intrigued by the controversy that erupted over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech before the American Association of Christian Counselors...

Robert Weissman: Self-Dealing President Doesn’t Even Pretend to Be Constrained by the Law

Oct. 17, 2019 - Apparently, President Donald Trump no longer sees fit even to pretend that he is constrained by the law or the Constitution. It’s...

Michael Winship: Our Mad Dog President—and His Bible-Thumping Kennel Pals

Oct. 17, 2019 - “I have done nothing to harm these people but they are angered with me, so what do they do, doctor...

Feinstein on Cummings: Eloquent Champion Who Will be Missed

Washington October 17, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings: “Elijah Cummings was a...

The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON October 17, 2019 - Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on...

Matthew Wibbenmeyer: PG&E Power Outages Reduce Just a Portion of Wildfire Risk

Oct. 11, 2019 - Wibbenmeyer is an expert on the management and economics of wildfires and forest resources. This week, a severe off-shore wind event—similar...

Rachel Laser: State Department Declaring Secretary Pompeo a “Christian Leader” Mocks Church-State Separation

Oct. 15, 2019 - Americans United President and CEO Rachel Laser issued the following statement in response to the U.S. State Department declaring Secretary...

Douglas Rivlin: As Trump Betrays Our Values and the Constitution, Federal Courts Stand Up...

Washington, DC, Oct. 15, 2019 – As Trump’s unilateralism and nativism go into overdrive, a series of court rulings offer a reminder why the...

Frank Sharry: Trump administration insists that newly-arriving legal immigrants have health insurance

Washington, DC, Oct. 7, 2019 – Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who...

Josue De Luna Navarro: How Fossil Fuels Pollute STEM Education

Oct. 4, 2019 - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a message for policy makers: “Listen to the scientists.” As an engineer, I was glad...

Olivia Snow Smith: Wall Street is Killing Local Newspapers

Oct. 4, 2019 - Though lacking the size and prestige of The New York Times or The Washington Post, The Storm Lake Times is...

David Torres: The United States on the border of its own barbarism

Washington, DC, Oct. 4, 2019 – In a new column, David Torres, a veteran journalist and prominent commentator in Spanish-language media, takes an unflinching...

Public Citizen: Publicly Committing an Impeachable Offense Makes Abuse of Power Worse

October 3, 2019 - Note: While speaking with reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump today urged China to investigate his political rival,...

Feinstein: President’s Rhetoric Has No Place in Our Democracy

Washington October 2, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after President Trump’s remarks at today’s press conference with the...

Ronald L. Feinman: The Demise of the Republican Party

Sept. 30, 2019 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman...