Op-Ed

Dr. Gil Lusk: The Future or Extinction of our National Park System

July 1, 2019 - Areas created and managed as NPS sites are the Nation’s Living Treasures, so why are Congress and the Executive Branch...

Henry Siegman: American Concentration Camps?

June 28, 2019 - Henry Siegman is president emeritus of the U.S./Middle East Project and a past senior fellow on the Middle East at...

Robert C. Koehler: American Concentration Camps

June 27, 2019 - “These aren’t people. These are animals.” These words alone set off the alarm — the fascism alarm, you might say. Donald...

Greenlining Institute Relieved as Supreme Court Temporarily Stops Census Citizenship Question

OAKLAND, CALIF. June 27, 2019 - The Greenlining Institute expressed relief over today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that at least temporarily delayed the Trump...

Walter Shaub: How Trump’s 4th of July Hijacking Could Violate the Hatch Act

June 26, 2019 - Is President Trump trying to hijack the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall by turning it into a taxpayer-funded...

Bob Cesca: Chuck Todd’s terrible interview with our fabricator-in-chief snapped the tether

June 25, 2019 - Nothing will ever be the same again. Donald Trump’s unwavering disregard for reality and his acts of violence against the...

Cynthia Pompa: Children Continue to Die in Government Custody, and DHS is Dodging Accountability

June 24, 2019 - In recent months, at least seven children have either died in custody or died after being detained by federal immigration...

ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in ‘FUCT’ Trademark Case

WASHINGTON June 24, 2019 - The Supreme Court today ruled that a prohibition on the federal registration of trademarks deemed too “immoral” or “scandalous”...

Bill Frelick: US Shame on World Refugee Day

June 20, 2019 - On the eve of World Refugee Day, the acting head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli, emailed...

Robert Reich: Trump’s “Deep State” is Trump’s Corrupt State

June 21, 2019 - Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and...

Rob Boston: Supreme Court Says A Cross On Government Land In Maryland Can Stay....

June 20, 2019 - So what happened at the U.S. Supreme Court this morning with the Bladensburg Cross? Americans United’s attorneys have been poring over...

Ruthie Epstein: The Immigration System Is Inhumane. The Next President Must Dismantle It.

June 18, 2019 - Under the Trump administration, millions of immigrants for whom the U.S. is home live with the constant fear that they...

James J. Zogby: The Idea of America is at Risk

June 17, 2019 - I have long argued that the American identity was fundamentally different than that of most other countries in the world....

Jon Allsop: After two inglorious years, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House

June 14, 2019 - Last June, CBS News reported that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, and Raj Shah, her deputy, were...

Neema Singh Guliani: ACLU Statement on Border Patrol Data Breach

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2019 — Customs and Border Patrol today announced photos of travelers leaving and entering the country were recently compromised in a data breach....

Wenonah Hauter: Single-Use Plastic Bans: Good for Our Food, Water and Planet

Washington, D.C. June 10, 2019– Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, following on a...

Gretchen Goldman: Wheeler’s Breathtaking Ignorance of Science, in One Comment

June 7, 2019 - At the EPA’s Science Advisory Board meeting, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made comments on the agency’s proposed Restricting Science Rule that raised eyebrows...

Lee McIntyre: Is Robert Mueller an antique? The role of the facts in a...

June 4, 2019 - In just a little over eight minutes – on the morning of Wednesday, May 29th – the post-truth era came...

Douglas Rivlin: Trump Playbook: Deny, Distract, Demonize. Repeat.

May 30, 2019 - The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director for America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s promise that today or...

Karen Baynes-Dunning: Delay of Harriet Tubman $20 bill undergirded by racism, misogyny

May 30, 2019 - Throughout my life, Harriet Tubman symbolized strength, courage, and determination. The abolitionist hero was the only woman of color in our...