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Saturday, April 21 2018

Op-Ed

Christopher Anders, ACLU: Gina Haspel was a central figure in one of the most...

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2018 - Following his selection of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state, President Trump today nominated Gina Haspel to...

Kitty Block: USDA abandons rule on higher welfare standards for animals raised under organics...

March 13, 2018 - Despite strong public support for the measure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule that established clear and...

David P. Barash: Our Gaslighting Geezer

March 12, 2018 - David P. Barash is professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Washington. His next book, "Through a Glass Brightly:...

Aija Leiponen: Trump’s Plan for Government-Operated 5G Network Is Illogical and Irrational

March 12, 2018 - Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management focuses on the telecommunication industry. Leiponen says...

Public Citizen: Protecting our elections from foreign interlopers can’t wait

March 9, 2018 - Note: The Federal Election Commission’s Republican Chair Caroline Hunter said on Thursday that rules aimed at preventing foreign influence on...

NAACP: The very idea of arming teachers as a solution to gun violence is...

BALTIMORE, March 8, 2018 -  Derrick Johnson, CEO and President of the NAACP, the nation’s leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding...

Joseph W. Mead: Most panhandling laws are unconstitutional since there’s no freedom from speech

Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandling in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty March 6, 2018 - Thousands of...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Brand is Ayn Rand (VIDEO)

March 6, 2018 - Donald Trump once said he identified with Ayn Rand’s character Howard Roark in “The Fountainhead,” an architect so upset that...

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris: Every single day we don’t act to protect Dreamers...

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 5, 2018– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement today on the deadline President Trump arbitrarily chose to end...

Michael Blake: Why deporting the ‘Dreamers’ is immoral

Immigrants and activists demonstrate in front of the Republican Party headquarters in Washington. AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo March 5, 2018 - On Feb. 26, the U.S....

Pamela Jessee: Why arming teachers in a classroom is a hair-brained idea

March 2, 2018 -  Dr. Pamela Jessee, a professional educator for 42 years, is dean of the Lewis University College of Education As a proponent...

Nicole Ndumele: Trump’s War On the Courts is a War on Democracy Itself

Feb. 28, 2018 - President Trump’s assaults on our courts have escalated in recent weeks, and high-ranking state officials in Pennsylvania are following suit.  These...

Mark Cooper: FCC Net Neutrality Flip-Flop: Wrong on the Facts, Wrong on the Law

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 26, 2018 - The following statement of Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) outlines the CFA’s...

America’s Voice: What’s stopping Trump asking the Park Service to chip off the welcoming...

Feb. 23, 2018 - In a move that is seemingly rooted in desperation to rewrite the history of our nation, the United States Citizenship and...

M.J. Rosenberg: Donald Trump cheapens the whole idea of the presidency

Feb. 23, 2018 - M.J. Rosenberg is a Washington D.C.-based writer, and worked for twenty years as a speechwriter and legislative aide at the...

Robert Reich: Why the Common Good Disappeared (And How We Get it Back)

Feb. 23, 2018 - In 1963 over 70 percent of Americans trusted government to do the right thing all or most of the time;...

Robert Reich: The Meaning of America

Feb. 18, 2018 - When Trump and his followers refer to “America,” what do they mean? Some see a country of white English-speaking Christians. Others want...

Rhea Suh: Trump’s Budget Is a Blueprint for Destruction

February 15, 2018 - It may sound like green eyeshades stuff, but the massive budget proposal the White House sends up to Congress each...

Paul S. Ryan: Trump Attorney Appears to Have Made Illegal Contribution to Campaign with...

Feb. 14, 2018 - The admission by Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen that he made the $130,000 payment of apparent hush money to adult...

John Feffer: Russiaburger: The Trump-Russia Scandal Explained

Feb. 14, 2018 - The discussion of the Russia file these days sounds like the review of a fast-food restaurant. Echoing that infamous catchphrase of...