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Op-Ed

Frank Sharry: A vote for Trump is a vote for racism

August 22, 2016 - The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the conflicting stories about Donald Trump and...

Wade Henderson: Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump Campaign’s Voter Intimidation Effort

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to...

Jeff Flocken: Trophy hunters need to stop taking the lives of wildlife simply for...

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement...

Robert Reich: Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer

Aug. 17, 2016 - The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out...

Walter Ewing: Donald Trump’s Shortsighted Immigration Plans Won’t Secure the Homeland

Aug. 17, 2016 - As any serious national security expert will tell you, trying to find a potential terrorist by treating all immigrants or...

Timothy Frye: ‘Rigged’ electoral system? The willingness of losers to comply with a decision...

August 15, 2016 - Many have speculated how a Trump victory would affect the U.S., but few have thought about the consequences of a...

James J. Zogby: We may defeat Trump but see the root causes of Trumpism...

August 13, 2016 - This presidential election is exposing deep fault-lines in our society and the failure of some of the basic institutions of...

Travis N. Reider: Is the ‘lesser of two evils’ an ethical choice for voters?

August 12, 2016 - Every election cycle, there are citizens who don’t like either of the candidates nominated by the two major political parties. And...

Mitchell Zukoff: Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

Aug. 12, 2016 - Mitchell Zuckoff is a journalism professor at Boston University Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his tax...

Ronald L. Feinman: Donald Trump Has Created a Constitutional Crisis on the 42nd Anniversary...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Robin Shulman: These States Wanted to Keep Communities of Color From Voting, but the...

Aug. 11, 2016 - We assume every American adult has a basic right: to vote. But state legislators in recent years have created barriers...

Bill Sher: The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Aug. 11, 2016 - Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to “the Second Amendment people”? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the...

David Rocah: Baltimore’s Black residents are racially-profiled, harassed, stopped, searched, arrested, and assaulted by...

Aug. 11, 2016 - The following is a statement from David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland: The Department of Justice's findings...

Michael Moore: An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump: “Your Dad’s Not Well”

Aug. 11, 2016 - I’m writing to you because your dad is not well. Every day he continues his spiral downward – and after his...

Max Greenberg: 8 anti-conservation “riders” poisoning federal budget process

August 9, 2016 - Destructive add-ons or “riders” threaten everything from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to greater sage-grouse in a bill to keep...

Gabe Ortiz: Meet The Two Designers Who Want To Build A Wall Around Trump...

August 8, 2016 - For the fourth time this summer, Donald Trump is going to find his hate walled in yet again. Designers David Haggerty...

David Leopold: Melania Trump becomes her husband’s latest immigration casualty

Aug. 5, 2016 - On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump sauntered out to the lobby of his Manhattan Tower, declared he was running for...

Letta Tayler: France’s Emergency Powers: The New Normal

Aug. 2, 2016 - Letta Tayler is Senior Researcher, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, Human Rights Watch France’s latest renewal of its emergency law has made few headlines abroad—except perhaps in...

Jim Hightower: The Disney-fication of Our National Parks

Aug. 3, 2016 - It’s summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the mini-van and pay a...

Wayne Pacelle: Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

August 2, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of...