Monday, December 17 2018

Op-Ed

Radek Stefanski: America’s ‘hidden subsidies’ for fossil fuels are worth $170 billion a year

Steve Bruckmann / ShutterstockRadek Stefanski, University of St Andrews March 2, 2017 - Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection...

Dave Johnson: Stop Trump’s Privatization Agenda

March 2, 2017 - President Trump is said to be preparing to privatize key public services, including the Veterans Administration (VA), public schools, and...

Robert Reich: Trump’s 10 Steps for Turning Lies into Half-Truths (VIDEO)

March 2, 2017 - Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief insisted that the Wall Street Journal wouldn’t label Trump’s false statements as...

Frank Sharry: Bipartisan Reform? More like Scorched Earth Xenophobia

March 1, 2017 - The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to the Address to the...

Kamal Essaheb: Stray sentences in prepared remarks are of little comfort to the children...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 — In President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress this evening, he sketched out his policy...

Feinstein: ‘Impossible to Take His Speech Seriously’

Washington February 28, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to Congress: “This may have...

Bill Frelick: The UN Should Just Say No to Returning Refugees to Danger

Feb. 27, 2017 - Bill Frelick is Director, Refugee Rights Program, Human Rights Watch  Pressure is building on Afghan and Somali refugees to go home,...

Rachel Cleetus: The Social Cost of Carbon Underscores an Obvious Fact: Climate Change is...

Feb. 28, 2017 - Rachel Cleetus is Lead Economist and Climate Policy Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists This morning the House Committee on Science, Space...

Kelly Lytle Hernandez: America’s mass deportation system is rooted in racism

February 27, 2017 - A rowdy segment of the American electorate is hell-bent on banning a specific group of immigrants from entering the United...

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: Uphold the rights of all, and...

27 February 2017 Excellencies, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Secretary-General President of the General Assembly, President of the Human Rights Council, Distinguished Ministers, Colleagues and Friends Just a few hundred...

Angelo Carusone: Media Matters Statement On Trump Blacklisting Media Outlets

Feb. 24, 2017 - Media Matters President Angelo Carusone issued the following statement after the Trump White House banned members of the media from...

Andy Rowell: “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started”

Feb. 24, 2017 - Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful...

Matt Gertz: Trump Just Blacklisted Media Outlets. We Warned You This Would Happen.

Feb. 24, 2017 - Hours after President Donald Trump denounced critical journalists as “the enemy of the people” before a cheering crowd of supporters,...

Mary Giovagnoli: Abandoning Priorities Just Made Immigration Enforcement Work Much Harder

Feb. 24, 2017 - The Trump administration ensured this week that its immigration enforcement policies will be a chaotic affair marked by mistakes, civil...

Ryan Thoreson: The Trump administration has failed LGBT youth

Feb. 23, 2017 - Ryan Thoreson is Bernstein Fellow, Human Rights Watch The Trump administration is putting transgender children in harm’s way by withdrawing guidance...

Clara Long: Expanding US Fast-Track Deportations a Disastrous Idea

Feb. 23, 2017 - Clara Long is Researcher, US Program, Human Rights Watch A US Department of Homeland Security memo implementing one of President Donald...

Jonathan Boyarin: If Trump were truly offended by anti-Semitism and racism, he would fire...

Feb. 22, 2017 - Jonathan Boyarin, director of Jewish Studies and professor in the departments of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University,...

James J. Zogby: Trump/Netanyahu Meet: an Exercise in Fawning, Fantasy, and Anti-Palestinian Incitement

Feb. 21, 2017 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with US President Donald Trump was overshadowed by dramatic and unsettling events that preceded...

Robert Reich: 7 Signs of Tyranny (VIDEO)

Feb. 21, 2017 - As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg8y5H_Rrf0 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for...

Luca Trenta: Trump’s Russia scandals could be about to get much, much worse

February 21, 2017 - Whatever one thinks of the Trump administration’s policies, it is difficult to ignore that the new president’s tenure has so...