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Earthjustice Condemns Congressional Backdoor Attack on Clean Air and Water

San Francisco, CA January 27, 2017 - The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen in response to introduction today of...

Neal Gabler: A Tale of Two Countries

Jan. 27, 2017 - The storm clouds that gathered over the inauguration on Friday seem like a portent. Jan. 20, 2017, a dark day,...

Robert Weissman: Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies: A Fraud on Democracy

Jan. 25, 2017 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen The fraud here is President Donald Trump. Trump’s claim that millions voted fraudulently in...

Peter Certo: If Trump can sell a plain-as-day lie about his inauguration crowd, he...

Jan. 25, 2017 - About an hour after Donald Trump was sworn in, I was having lunch with my wife and our five-month-old. As...

Michael F. Jacobson: Gag Orders on Scientists Set Stage for More “Alternative Facts”

Jan. 24, 2017 - Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson It is an outrage.  The Trump Administration is gagging scientists across the federal...

Erich Pica: Indigenous and environmental activists will fight Trump pipeline decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 24, 2017 – Today the Trump administration approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Friends of...

350.org on Trump’s executive orders on Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

Washington, DC January 24, 2017 - Today, Donald Trump is expected to issue two executive orders on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In...

Feinstein: Restricting International Aid Groups ‘Shameful’

Washington January 23, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s executive order to reinstate a...

David Arkush: U.S. Senators Fail at Their Jobs by Signaling Support for Rex Tillerson...

Jan. 23, 2017 - Statement of David Arkush, Managing Director, Public Citizen’s Climate Program Note: Sunday and today, U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain...

Matthew Gabriele: What Umberto Eco could teach us about Trump and Twitter

Jan. 22, 2017 - Matt Gabriele is an associate professor in the Department of Religion & Culture at Virginia Tech Although President Obama was the...

Michael Winship and Bill Moyers: At Trump Inauguration, His Hollow Rhetoric Collides with Reality

Jan. 21, 2017 - Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the Inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting...

Justa Hopma: Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be...

January 22, 2017 - The relationship between food insecurity and conflict is almost so logical that it appears to state the obvious: conditions of...

Robert Reich: The Life of the Party: 7 Truths for Democrats

Jan. 20, 2017 - The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s...

Matt Gertz: Trump Wants To Flood White House Press Briefings With Sycophants And Propagandists

Jan. 18, 2017 - Donald Trump has a message for the White House press corps: The press briefing room the journalists have used since...

James J. Zogby: Don’t Mess with Jerusalem

Jan. 18, 2017 - In just a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide on whether or not to make good...

Kris Hayashi: President Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Jan. 18, 2017 - Transgender Law Center executive director Kris Hayashi issued the following statement about the news today that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence: We thank...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps, and Neuter Our...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. That’s why, according to three senior...

Timothy Snyder: Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy

Jan. 16, 2017 - Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is...

Luis Hestres: What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

January 16, 2017 - As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans’...

Robert Reich: Six Reasons Why Trump’s Wall is Even Dumber Than Most of Trump’s...

Jan. 16, 2017 - At his turbulent his news event last Wednesday (I won’t dignify it by calling it a news conference), Trump reiterated...