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Op-Ed

Richard E. Frankel: What’s Dangerous About Calling Immigrants “Animals”

May 30, 2018 - By now, most Americans who follow the news have heard about Donald Trump’s description of illegal immigrants as “animals.” The...

Rep. Adam Schiff: An Open Letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

May 30, 2018 - One of the great privileges of my career has been the opportunity to work closely with the Federal Bureau of...

Rachel Rye Butler: Kinder Morgan deems Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project too great...

Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 —Today the Canadian government announced that it would buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and the infrastructure for the Expansion...

Robert Reich: America’s Megalomaniac

May 29, 2018 - I spent last week at a conference in South Korea, during which time Trump went from seeking a meeting with...

Gregory Pence: Right to Try Act Will Not Be Good for Terminally-Ill Patients

May 29, 2018 - Gregory Pence, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Philosophy, teaches bioethics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Pence studied applied ethics with...

Public Citizen: Trump Caves to Wall Street as China Trade Dispute Nears Resolution

May 22, 2018 - Statements of Public Citizen Experts WASHINGTON - Note: The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. and China are closer...

Karen Hobert Flynn: White House Intelligence Briefing on Confidential Informant Must Include Gang of...

May 23, 2018 - Statement of Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn Tomorrow’s White House briefing by law enforcement and intelligence officials to discuss a...

Robert Reich: Trump’s curious coalition of the white working class and the nation’s ownership...

May 21, 2018 - Trump’s strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America’s white working class and the nation’s ownership class. It’s a...

Celine McNicholas: In Murphy Oil decision, SCOTUS deals significant blow to workers’ fundamental rights

May 21, 2018 - Today, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis (NLRB v. Murphy Oil and...

Megan Birzell: Attacks on National Forests Fail in Republican Controlled House

Washington D.C. May 18, 2018 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives stymied an effort to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act...

Georgeanne Usova: Trump Administration Plans to Dismantle Federal Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 — The White House is expected to announce plans to gut Title X, the nation’s family planning program that provides...

Tarah Demant: Domestic Gag Rule around Title X is Deadly

May 18, 2018 - Reacting to news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may adopt a "domestic gag rule" around Title...

Josh Sugarmann: Once again the nation mourns innocent children shot dead at school

May 18, 2018 - Following the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas which according to news reports resulted in...

Ana Unruh Cohen: House Science Committee Majority Membership Flunks Science

May 18, 2018 - Ana Unruh Cohen is Managing Director, Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council. Sixty years ago, amid U.S. fears that the Soviet Union...

Christopher Anders: Gina Haspel’s confirmation to lead the CIA is a black mark in...

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 — The Senate voted today to confirm Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Christopher Anders, deputy director of the...

Michael Copps: Common Cause Applauds Senate for Passing Joint Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality

May 16, 2018 - Statement of Michael Copps, former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Advisor: Common Cause applauds the Senate for passing the joint...

#JusticeDelegation: Human Rights Defenders Stand in Solidarity with Great March of Return, Oppose U.S....

May 14, 2018 – Below is a statement of human rights defenders, known as the #JusticeDelegation, after returning from a visit to Palestine and...

Currey Cook: Oklahoma Earns Dubious Distinction as First State in 2018 to Deny Children...

NEW YORK, May 11, 2018 - Today, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed SB 1140, a license-to-discriminate bill that would allow taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies...

Dave Cooke: Automakers Pretend President Trump Isn’t Giving Them Exactly What They Asked For

May 11, 2018 - Today, automakers are meeting with President Trump to discuss his administration’s plans to rollback fuel efficiency and emissions standards on light-duty vehicles....

MSF Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Drug Pricing

NEW YORK, MAY 11, 2018—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the following statement today in response to President...