Op-Ed

Sam Pizzigati: Give America’s ‘Helicopter Parents’ a Break

Feb. 28, 2019 - A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age...

Edward Watts: Teaching the Fall of the Roman Republic During the Trump Presidency

Feb. 25, 2019 - Edward Watts is the Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Diego and a former director of...

Thompson Meyers: Why Preserving Historical Places and Sites Matters

Feb. 25, 2019 - Tom Mayes is the author of Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Wellbeing (Rowman &...

Fred Wertheimer: The Case for a New Small Donor, Public Matching Funds System

Feb. 25, 2019 - An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll last fall found that 77 percent of registered voters said that “reducing the influence of special...

Tarah Demant: Trump Administration Attacks Vital Healthcare in New Rule

Feb. 22, 2019 - Reacting to reports of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “domestic gag rule” draft around Title X, the...

Sarah Schulz: Immigrants aren’t the emergency

Feb. 21, 2019 - Midland, Michigan, where my husband and I are raising our two young children, is a small town surrounded by rural...

Robert Reich: Bernie is back, but no longer the only progressive in town

Feb. 19, 2019 - It’s easy to forget the condescension and amusement that greeted him when he announced his first campaign for president, on...

Anastasia Telesetsky: Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global...

Joyce Njeri, 8, walks amidst garbage and plastic bags in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya. AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho February 18,...

Donald J. Fraser: America Needs a Moral Leader in 2020

Feb. 18, 2019 - Donald J. Fraser has spent a lifetime working in a variety of capacities in government. This includes direct experience in...

Chris Edelson: Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

Trump declared a national emergency in order to build a wall. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci Chris Edelson, American University School of Public Affairs February 18, 2019 -...

Michael Tan and Julie Veroff: Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of...

Feb. 15, 2019 - Michael Tan is Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project; Julie Veroff is Skadden Fellow, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project Last September,...

Public Citizen: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is Abuse of Power

February 15, 2019 - Today's presidential declaration of a national emergency is an outrageous abuse of power – perhaps the most dangerous yet by...

Pili Tobar: Making Sense of DHS Funding Debate: Why Congressional Oversight of DHS and...

Feb. 13, 2019 - The implications of the DHS funding deal to keep the government open – in particular the detention beds and related...

Mary Meg McCarthy: NIJC Urges Congress to Oppose Proposed DHS Spending Bill

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2019 - The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) urges Congress to oppose the proposed funding bill for the Department of Homeland...

Dr. Mona Sarfaty: Proposed EPA rule would undo a 2015 limit on emission of...

Feb. 14, 2019 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a hearing on a proposed revision to a rule under the Clean...

Sarah Anderson: If you hate campaign season, blame money in politics

Feb. 14, 2019 - Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she...

Earthjustice Statement on Declaration of National Emergency to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Washington, D.C. February 14, 2019 - Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump’s decision to declare...

Dan Farber: Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels This Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14, 2019 - WORLD: Thanks for the card. . . . But I think we need to talk. FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY: About what? W: About...

William E. Nelson: The shutdown: Drowning government in the bathtub

William E. Nelson, New York University February 12, 2019 - In a Wall Street Journal interview three days after reopening the government, President Trump handicapped...

Robert Reich: Trump Wants Socialism for the Rich, Harsh Capitalism for the Rest

Feb. 12, 2019 - “America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump...