Saturday, October 20 2018

Op-Ed

Andy Rowell: “Only A Matter of Time” Before Category 6 Hurricane Hits U.S.

Sept. 17, 2018 - As I write, Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are still making waves on different continents leaving millions of people to...

Gavin Benke: The Wrong Lesson We Learned from Enron that Led Directly to the...

Sept. 17, 2018 - Gavin Benke teaches writing at Boston University and is the author Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism. Recently...

Feinstein Statement on Kavanaugh

Washington September 17, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement: “It has always been Mrs. Ford’s decision whether to come forward publicly....

Morten Wendelbo: Death count debates overshadow the real story: Hurricane Maria was partly a...

Morten Wendelbo, American University September 14, 2018 - Last September, President Donald Trump told Puerto Ricans they should be grateful Hurricane Maria had not caused...

Danielle Brian and Peter Tyler: Diminishing Lives Lost Instead of Leading During a Disaster

Sept. 13, 2018 - It should go without saying that disaster preparation is about protecting lives, not protecting reputations. As we write this, millions of...

John Feffer:The GOP Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump

Sept. 132, 2018 - The recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times about the resistance to Trump within his own administration was supposed...

Ed Simon: While we’re shouting the emperor has no clothes, also remember there should...

Sept. 6, 2018 - Ed Simon is the Editor-at-Large for “The Marginalia Review of Books,” a channel of the “Los Angeles Review of Books.”...

Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD: Holding children in federal facilities for longer than the 20...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 – Following is the statement of American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, in response to the Trump administration’s...

Vanita Gupta: Kavanaugh’s ‘Confidential’ Records: What Else Are They Hiding?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the...

Robert Reich: The Next Crash

Sept. 3, 2018 - September 15 will mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed...

Jay L. Zagorsky: Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?

The first Labor Day was hardly a national holiday. Workers had to strike to celebrate it. Frank Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Newspaper's September 16, 1882 Jay L....

Nancy Northup: Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy is fundamentally hostile to the protection of reproductive rights...

Aug. 30, 2018 - Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh...

Senator Schatz: “They Are Coming After Americans Now”

Aug. 30, 2018 - A disturbing story in the Washington Post story, entitled “U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their...

Sam Pizzigati: Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries

Aug. 29, 2018 - Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic activity operated...

Basav Sen: Killing for Coal (Literally)

Aug. 29, 2018 - In August 1921, sheriff’s deputies in West Virginia — later joined by federal troops — massacred striking mineworkers using machine...

Democracy 21: Sen. Graham Abandons His Pledge to Protect Mueller Investigation from Interference

Aug. 29, 2018 - In a letter sent to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today, Democracy 21 expressed deep concern about the Senator’s apparent abandonment...

Scott Faber: Due to His Own Trade War, Trump Gives Nearly $5 Billion in...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 - The Trump administration released details yesterday on its emergency aid package in the form of direct payments for big farm...

James D. Robenalt: There Is a Cancer Growing On Trump’s Presidency

Aug. 27, 2018 - James D. Robenalt is the author four nonfiction books, including January 1973, Watergate, Roe v Wade, Vietnam and the Month That...

Robert Reich: Don’t Just Impeach Trump. Annul His Presidency

Aug. 27, 2018 - The only way I see the end of Trump is if there’s overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election. In...

Frank Sharry: White House Political Rally Underscores Cynical Republican Midterm Strategy

Aug. 21, 2018 - As expected, yesterday’s White House celebration of ICE and CBP was an overtly political rally. It neatly captured Trump’s midterm...