Op-Ed

Nan Aron: Barr deserves an Academy Award for his performance today

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2019  - Following Attorney General William Barr's press conference today previewing the Mueller report, AF President Nan Aron released the...

Steve Hochstadt: American Jews Versus Israeli Politics

April 17, 2019 - Steve Hochstadt teaches at Illinois College and blogs for HNN Benjamin Netanyahu just won a record fifth term as Prime Minister...

Robert Reich: How McConnell is Killing the Senate

April 14, 2019 - Congress has recessed for two weeks without passing a desperately-needed disaster relief bill. Why not? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Bill Yeomans: Barr the Protector

April 11, 2019 - Attorney General Barr repeated in his testimony before House and Senate appropriators this week that he intends to redact grand...

Frank Clemente: So Who Really Got a Tax Cut This Year?

April 10, 2019 - Tax Day is here. What’s in your return? According to a new poll, only 17 percent of Americans say they’re paying...

Robert P. Alvarez: Abolish the Electoral College, Empower the People

April 11, 2019 - Senator Elizabeth Warren is hell-bent on dismantling the systems that feed inequality in this country, including the Electoral College. “Every vote...

Stephanie Hinnershitz: The Long History of Anti-Immigration Legislation and “Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude”

April 9, 2019 - In light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Nielsen v. Preap case, a return to the history behind...

Robert Reich: The Myth of Meritocracy

April 8, 2019 - Most Americans still cling to the meritocratic notion that people are rewarded according to their efforts and abilities. But meritocracy...

Ronald L. Feinman: The Red Scare: From the Palmer Raids to Joseph McCarthy to...

April 4, 2019 - In the immediate post World War I era, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer was considering a bid to become the...

Adam Schiff: At 70, NATO remains a crucial alliance. So why does Trump keep...

March 29, 2019 - Seventy years ago this week, President Harry Truman led the United States and 11 other nations in establishing the North...

Jack Gillis: Repeal the Pink Tax on Women

Washington, D.C. April 3, 2019 — My name is Jack Gillis, and I am the Executive Director of Consumer Federation of America.  CFA is...

Feinstein Defends Affordable Care Act from Trump Attacks

Washington March 26, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the Trump administration broadened its attack on the Affordable...

Fred Wertheimer: Attorney General Barr’s Letter on No Obstruction has No Credibility

March 25, 2019 - Attorney General Bill Barr decided his position on the obstruction of justice issue nearly a year ago at a time...

Matthew Gardner: Corporate Tax Collections Fall Precipitously in Wake of New Tax Law

March 25, 2019 - Data released Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department confirm that President Trump’s tax law has gutted the corporate income tax,...

Robert Reich: The Real Scandal of Donald Trump

March 25, 2019 - We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia’s help in the 2016...

Elizabeth Nash: A Surge in Bans on Abortion Before Most People Know They Are...

March 25, 2019 - Antiabortion activists and politicians have kicked their decades-long agenda to ban abortion in America into high gear through a series...

Public Citizen: Full Mueller Report and Underlying Evidence Must Be Released

March 24, 2019 - Congress and the American people deserve access to the full report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as well as the...

Taxpayers for Common Sense: Federal Responses to Emergencies Shouldn’t be a Fiscal Disaster

March 22, 2019 - Record setting winter flooding in the Great Plains is the latest emergency to bring federal disaster policies to the forefront....

Lisa Rosenberg: Jared Kushner is Poster Child for Presidential Records Act Reform

March 22, 2019 - Note: Revelation of Kushner’s actions is the latest likely violation of the PRA by a senior White House official. Reports...

Nour Halabi: The unspoken violence of Donald Trump’s border wall

  Shutterstock Nour Halabi, University of Leeds March 21, 2019 - Ever since his days on the election campaign trail the US president, Donald Trump, has assured...