Op-Ed

Joseph J. Gonzalez: Fidel’s Cuba is long gone

September 30, 2019 - Cuba is no longer the Americas’ lonely outpost of communism. This Caribbean island has become a nation of entrepreneurship, democratic aspiration,...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Economy Revealed (VIDEO)

September 27, 2019 - Donald Trump and his enablers are hoping that a strong economy will help the American people look past the damage...

Joel Clement: Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Move in with Chevron

Sept. 27, 2019 - Congress has been severely vexed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s rush to dismantle and relocate the Bureau of Land Management...

Nicola Morrow and Heather L. Weaver: The Trump Administration Can’t Force Colleges to Further...

Sept. 27, 2019 - In a move that would make even Senator McCarthy blush, the Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from...

Aquene Freechild; McConnell’s Election Security Funds Are Inadequate

Sept. 20, 2019 - Note: On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) – who has been blocking a vote on legislation that...

Robert Reich: The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power (VIDEO)

Sept. 16, 2019 - In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections...

Fred Wertheimer: House Judiciary Committee Resolution Makes Clear It Is Conducting an Impeachment Inquiry

Sept. 13, 2019 - There has been some confusion raised about the investigation being conducted by the House Judiciary Committee. Earlier this year, on March...

Mary Meg McCarthy: People Will Die Because SCOTUS Agreed To Block Asylum Seekers

Sept. 12, 2019 - On September 11, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to bar virtually all asylum seekers entering the country...

Sara Amundson: Equine advocates gather on Capitol Hill to promote equine welfare bills

Sept. 11, 2019 - Yesterday, horse advocates from across the country came to Capitol Hill to press for passage of humane legislation at the...

Tim Butterworth: ‘Socialism’ made America great – The GOP hopes the S-word will...

Sept. 11, 2019 - From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals...

Jill Richardson: It’s not about your straws or your light bulbs

Sept. 11, 2019 - A few years ago, I had a cupcake problem. I’d go to the cupcake store almost daily and I’d eat...

Alan I. Leshner, AAAS: The misuse of science is a great disservice to the...

Sept. 10, 2019 - We are concerned about what increasingly appears to be political pressure from within the U.S. federal government to change a...

Douglas Rivlin: Trump: Who is Going to Pay for the Wall? European Allies are...

Sept. 9, 2019 - In response to the public outrage that the Trump administration is raiding $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects for...

Michael Winship: Please Shut Up, Mr. President, and Read Some Books

Sept. 3, 2019 - Amidst a roiling hurricane and another fusillade of Texas gunshots, like many, I was struck by a statement in the...

Maribel Hastings: Trump’s attacks. Will they ever end

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 29, 2019 – Wow. Another day for Donald Trump to exude lies and stupidities. Will it ever end? The former...

Aaron Belkin: Mattis divided his own military force by cowing to Trump’s call to...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 29, 2019 – Palm Center director Aaron Belkin released the following statement today reacting to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s stated...

John A. Tures: Bashing Baltimore With Incorrect Information, Missing Out On The Real Problems

August 27, 2019 - After Congressman Elijah Cummings criticized the condition of detention facilities for migrants and applicants for asylum, President Donald Trump tweeted...

Trevor Potter: Resignation Leaves Federal Election Watchdog Without Authority to Take Official Action

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2019 - Matthew Petersen, the vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), submitted a letter of resignation today to take...

Alden Meyer: Pres. Trump More Concerned With Helping Election-Meddling Russia Than Acting on Climate...

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2019—The G7 leaders summit just concluded in Biarritz, France, with a one-page declaration. Due to deep divisions between the U.S. and...

Robert Reich: The 5-Step CEO Pay Scam (VIDEO)

Aug. 23, 2019 - Average CEO pay at big corporations topped 14.5 million dollars in 2018. That’s after an increase of 5.2 million dollars...