Op-Ed

Baskut Tuncak: Bhopal: Chemical industry must respect human rights

GENEVA November 27, 2019 - In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, a UN human rights expert is calling...

Mohamed Mohamed: The US Stance on Israeli Settlements: The Law of Force Trumps the...

November 22, 2019 - President Donald Trump’s administration has once again upended decades of the official US position on Israeli settlements, which...

Erika Guevara-Rosas: Exoneration of Scott Warren is a Triumph for Humanity

Nov. 20, 2019 - In response to the humanitarian volunteer Dr. Scott Warren being found not guilty of the charges...

Theodore J. Kury: What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility...

PG&E is the largest U.S. utility. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida November 18, 2019 - There’s a battle raging over the ownership of...

John A. Tures: Picking Baseball’s Hall-Of-Fame Using Moneyball Methods

November 18, 2019 - Whether you are a fan of baseball or not, you’ve heard of, and probably seen, the film “Moneyball” starring Brad...

John Feffer: Did the Fall of the Berlin Wall Produce the Trump Presidency?

Nov. 14, 2019 - The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. It was one of the few unambiguously joyous moments in modern history. This...

Jill Richardson: The EPA’s war on science continues

Nov. 14, 2019 - The Trump EPA wants to introduce a new rule: Its scientists can only use studies that make all of their...

Negin Owliaei: Time for a billionaire ban

Nov. 14, 2019 - Bill Gates wants you to know he pays taxes. “I’ve paid more than $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than...

Marco Dorado: I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue...

Nov. 11, 2019 - On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s 2017 rescission of...

Robert Reich: Why Billionaires Don’t Really Like Capitalism

Nov. 11, 2019 - Billionaires are wailing that Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’s wealth tax proposals are attacks on free market capitalism. Warren “vilifies successful...

Steve Calandrillo: 5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving...

Never “spring forward” or “fall back” again. Pair Srinrat/Shutterstock.com Steve Calandrillo, University of Washington November 11, 2019 - In my research on daylight saving time, I have...

John Feffer: Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

Nov. 7, 2019 - In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players. That’s what Donald Trump...

CJR: Local elections aren’t all about Trump, no matter what he says

November 6, 2019 - Ahead of important elections yesterday in several states—most notably Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi—President Trump did what he does best: made...

Ed Simon: A History of Why Trump Abandoned the Kurds

Nov. 4, 2019 - Ed Simon is the associate editor of The Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of The Los Angeles Review of Books. He holds a...

350.org: US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 2019 -- Today marks the day the Trump administration can officially begin withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate...

Public Citizen: Warren Proves Medicare for All Is Affordable

Nov. 1, 2019 - Note: Today, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released her plan for paying for Medicare for All. She estimates total systemwide...

Sara Amundson: U.S. House passes PACT Act cracking down on extreme animal cruelty

Oct. 22, 2019 - The U.S. House has just voted overwhelmingly to crack down on some of the worst and most malicious acts of...

Robert C. Koehler: The Collusion Of Church and State

Oct. 17, 2019 - Intrigued by the controversy that erupted over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech before the American Association of Christian Counselors...

Robert Weissman: Self-Dealing President Doesn’t Even Pretend to Be Constrained by the Law

Oct. 17, 2019 - Apparently, President Donald Trump no longer sees fit even to pretend that he is constrained by the law or the Constitution. It’s...

Michael Winship: Our Mad Dog President—and His Bible-Thumping Kennel Pals

Oct. 17, 2019 - “I have done nothing to harm these people but they are angered with me, so what do they do, doctor...