Op-Ed

Jill Richardson: Reminder: Climate Change Was No Accident

May 16, 2019 - Years ago, tobacco companies discovered the link between their products and lung cancer. Did they warn their customers? No —...

Zain Rizvi: Taxpayers Helped Fund HIV Prevention Medication, But Manufacturer and Trump Administration Are...

May 16, 2019 - Note: Today at 10 a.m., the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing to investigate Gilead Sciences’ exorbitant...

Grant Smith: The U.S. Spends More To Subsidize Dirty Fuels Than on Defense

May 15, 2019 - U.S. subsidies to the fossil fuel industry were nearly $650 billion in 2015, according to new estimates by the International...

Morris Pearl: Fund the IRS, Make Rich People Pay Their Taxes

May 14, 2019 - You pay your taxes. Why shouldn’t the rich? We all know that wealthy individuals and corporations are able to save vast...

David Goldfischer: George Orwell and Why the Time to Stop Trump is Now

May 13, 2019 - David Goldfischer is associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. As evidence of...

Ronald L. Feinman: The Loss of Republican Principle

May 10, 2019 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman...

Dan Smith: The US withdrawal from the Iran deal: one year on

May 8, 2019 - On 8 May last year, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the...

Carly Phillips: The Vicious Climate-Wildfire Cycle

May 6, 2019 - With little fanfare and scant news coverage, fire season 2019 has arrived. Firefighters are already containing blazes in several states,...

Bud Conlin: Isolation, Secrecy, and Disrespect Required: Inside Immigration Detention

May 6, 2019 - As a supporter of human rights, having visited with confined immigrants more than 600 times, I hope to bring a...

Julie Veroff: Asylum Officers Are Being Replaced By CBP Agents

May 6, 2019 - Last week, President Trump issued a memorandum outlining his latest wishlist of ways to undermine the integrity of our nation’s asylum system. Among...

Robert Reich: Congress Should Be Ready to Arrest Attorney General Barr if He Defies...

May 2, 2019 -  On Sunday, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened to subpoena Attorney General William P. Barr if he refuses...

Dr. Kristyn Brandi: What President Trump said in Wisconsin about abortion is an outright...

April 30, 2019 - This weekend, President Trump made comments in Wisconsin that were inflammatory and dangerous lies about abortion.  In response, Board Member...

Robert Reich: 5 Responses to Climate Change Deniers (VIDEO)

April 30, 2019 - Have you ever found yourself in a conversation with someone who denies climate change? Here are 5 responses to climate...

Bishop Garrison: Expansion of Military Role at Border is Shortsighted, Detrimental to Security

Washington, D.C. April 26, 2019 —In response to reports that the Pentagon is preparing to expand the military’s role at the southern border so...

Robert Reich: Packing the Supreme Court

April 23, 2019 - The Supreme Court heard arguments today on the Trump administration’s decision to alter the 2020 Census to ask people if...

Martha Burk: The Most Dangerous Time for Women’s Rights in Decades

April 24, 2019 - We’re living in the most perilous time for abortion rights and reproductive freedom since Roe v. Wade was decided in...

Global Witness: Why large-scale industrial timber harvesting won’t prevent forest fires

April 24, 2019 - Late last year, Northern California was ravaged by a wildfire that became the deadliest and most destructive fire on record...

James Esseks: Supreme Court Takes Cases of People Fired for Being LGBTQ

April 22, 2019 - Can a business fire someone because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court will soon tell us. After a funeral home outside Detroit...

Joe Cirincione: A new, hopeful moment for US nuclear policy

April 22, 2019 - Underneath the daily, depressing headlines, five converging trends offer hope, for the first time in more than a decade, for...

Allyn Brooks-LaSure: Mueller Report Shows U.S. Democracy Under Fire

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 – Allyn Brooks-LaSure, executive vice president for communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement...