Tuesday, December 18 2018

Op-Ed

Franz Matzner: Arctic Drilling: Folly Wrapped in Rhetoric

Oct. 26, 2018 - Secretary Zinke this week—with great fanfare—approved a drilling operation in Arctic waters just off the coast of Alaska in the...

Abigail Stepnitz: Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting...

Abigail Stepnitz, University of California, Berkeley October 24, 2018 - Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El...

Kristine Lucius: Republicans Continue Sham Judicial Hearings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018 – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president of policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement...

Robert P. Alvarez: Even as Voter Registration Soars, Voter Suppression Lives On

Oct. 24, 2018 - Highly charged midterm elections are just around the corner, and experts are predicting record-high midterm voter turnout. But millions of...

Domenica Ghanem: Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.

Oct. 24, 2018 - As the GOP’s fears of a progressive wave in November grow, Donald Trump has made it his personal mission to...

Robin Carver: Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.

Oct. 24, 2018 - I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m regularly and publicly catcalled, mocked, laughed at, and...

Alexandra Adams: Ongoing Gulf Spill Refutes Claim U.S. Could Expand Drilling Safely

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018  - A damaged Taylor Energy oil site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast has been leaking as much as 29,400...

Michael Blake: Why bullshit hurts democracy more than lies

Why is bullshit so harmful? Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA Michael Blake, University of Washington Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have...

Lambda Legal: Trump Administration Effort to Erase Transgender Americans Will Not Stand

Washington, October 22, 2018 – Yesterday, the New York Times reported on an effort by the Trump Administration to undermine protections against discrimination...

Karen Miller: Border Patrol, Don’t Board Our Buses Without Probable Cause or a Warrant

Oct. 19, 2018 - Karen Miller is President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700 When I first started working at Greyhound 28 years ago, I was...

Gayathri D. Naik: India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

The reality for many women in India. Shutterstock Gayathri D Naik, SOAS, University of London October 19, 2018 - A family in India needs fresh water. But...

John Feffer: Assassins Without Borders

Oct. 18, 2018 - Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that...

Ken Cook: Trump’s Regulatory Rollback Agenda Leaves Families and Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2018 – The Trump administration’s just-released regulatory roadmap leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rolling back safeguards designed to...

Robert Reich: Trump Is America’s Most Dangerous Export (VIDEO)

Oct. 16, 2018 - Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world....

Feinstein Statement on Jamal Khashoggi

Washington October 16, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on reports that Turkey may have evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was...

Walter G. Moss: After Reading the Newest Climate Report this Is What You Should...

Oct. 12, 2018 - Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University and Contributing Editor of HNN. For a...

Robert Reich: Living in a New Gilded Age

Oct. 12, 2018 - The Trump Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and insurance giant Aetna. It’s...

Wenonah Hauter: Carbon Tax Schemes Will Not Save Us from Climate Chaos

Washington, D.C. Oct. 9, 2018 – Today, ExxonMobil announced a $1 million donation to an effort backing carbon taxes. The announcement follows a...

Annie Laurie Gaylor: The dangers Kavanaugh poses to true religious liberty and women’s rights...

October 9, 2018 - The suspenseful on-again, off-again confirmation hearings were grueling, raising hope the past week that despite all the odds, Brett Kavanaugh...

Allen Carlson: Pence’s speech plays politics, ‘muddies water’ in China-U.S. relationship

Oct. 5, 2018 -Vice President Mike Pence signaled a tougher approach to China this week, delivering a speech in which he is accused China...