Op-Ed

Angelica Salas: One More Blow to Alter Legal Immigration System With Public Charge Rule

Los Angeles, Aug. 12, 2019 -The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), rejected and denounced an announcement by the Trump administration Monday it will...

Taxpayers for Common Sense: The Separation Of Powers Matters

Aug. 9, 2019 - Given our mission here at Taxpayers for Common Sense, we spend a lot (almost all?) of our time thinking about...

Frank Sharry: Employers Like Trump Get Off Scot-free While Immigrant Workers Have Their Families...

Aug. 9, 2019 - In the aftermath of the Mississippi family separation raids, a key question emerges: why is ICE arresting the immigrant workers...

Joshua Tom, ACLU: President Trump continues to terrorize our communities with unnecessary and cruel...

JACKSON, Mississippi, Aug. 8, 2019 — Approximately 680 community members were removed from their jobs, detained, and separated from their families in immigration raids...

NAACP: Mississippi ICE Raids will sow fear, pain and discord across our already wounded...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2019 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s foremost civil rights organization, and the Mississippi State Conference...

Jackie Speier: Trump blames the internet, video games, and mental illness for mass shootings

Washington, DC, Aug. 5, 2019  – Congresswoman Jackie Speier, co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today in response to the...

Freedom House: White Nationalist Terrorism a Growing Threat to Our Democracy

Washington,  August 5, 2019 —  Following a recent spate of violence inspired by white nationalism, Freedom House issued the following statement: We are deeply saddened by the...

Suzanne Nossel, PEN America: Trump’s refusal to own up to his role in fanning...

New York, NY, Aug. 5, 2019 - This morning, in response to two deadly mass shootings, President Trump claimed “fake news” had contributed to...

John A. Tures: When Bullets From Terrorists Hit Home

August 4, 2019 - The day began as a joyous one. My family had gathered together to wish my parents a happy 50th Anniversary....

Ronald L. Feinman: The Long History of Unjust and Lawless Attorney Generals

July 29, 2019 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of “Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama” (Rowman...

Matt Bruenig: Health Insurance Churn in the US Is a Nightmare

July 29, 2019 -There are a lot of ways Americans can and do lose their health insurance plan in the current system even when...

Robert Reich: The Real Reason for Impeachment

July 26, 2019 - In today’s political climate, the question of whether or not to impeach the President of the United States is often...

Michael Winship: Mueller at the Congressional Ramparts

July 26, 2019 - At the end of Wednesday’s marathon appearances by special counsel Robert Mueller, I looked over at the American flag that...

Phil Tobar: Every American Citizen is at Risk, Not Just Immigrants

July 22, 2019 - News this morning that the Trump administration is planning to scale up so-called ‘expedited removal’ policy nationwide is a staggering...

Jennifer Minear, AILA: DHS Attempts Massive Expansion of Unilateral Deportation Power

WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2019 — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new policy designed to dramatically expand expedited removal to...

Joseph Daniel: As Heatwave Blankets Nation, Utility Disconnect Policies Can Kill

July 22, 2019 - As temperatures increase, so does our reliance on things like air conditioning. That increased electric load can stress the grid, but...

Walter Moss: Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

July 22, 2019 - Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University a Contributing Editor of HNN. For a list...

Kitty Block: Spain’s cruel bullfights have no place in the 21st century

July 17, 2019 - The annual running of the bulls at Pamplona has just come to a close in Spain, where I am traveling...

Maribel Hastings: Trump’s racial strategy of “them against us” is more alive than ever

July 16, 2019 - On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump declared that progressive Democratic congresswomen should return to “the totally broken and crime infested...

Rob Boston: Religious Right Silence Enables Trump’s Racism

July 16, 2019 - Over the weekend, President Donald Trump struck again, tweeting that four members of the U.S. House of Representatives (all of...