Op-Ed

Justa Hopma: Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be...

January 22, 2017 - The relationship between food insecurity and conflict is almost so logical that it appears to state the obvious: conditions of...

Robert Reich: The Life of the Party: 7 Truths for Democrats

Jan. 20, 2017 - The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s...

Matt Gertz: Trump Wants To Flood White House Press Briefings With Sycophants And Propagandists

Jan. 18, 2017 - Donald Trump has a message for the White House press corps: The press briefing room the journalists have used since...

James J. Zogby: Don’t Mess with Jerusalem

Jan. 18, 2017 - In just a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide on whether or not to make good...

Kris Hayashi: President Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Jan. 18, 2017 - Transgender Law Center executive director Kris Hayashi issued the following statement about the news today that President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence: We thank...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps, and Neuter Our...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. That’s why, according to three senior...

Timothy Snyder: Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy

Jan. 16, 2017 - Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is...

Luis Hestres: What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

January 16, 2017 - As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans’...

Robert Reich: Six Reasons Why Trump’s Wall is Even Dumber Than Most of Trump’s...

Jan. 16, 2017 - At his turbulent his news event last Wednesday (I won’t dignify it by calling it a news conference), Trump reiterated...

Robert Reich: Five Ways Trump’s “News Conference” Wasn’t a News Conference

Jan. 13, 2017 - Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control. That’s why Trump’s so-called “news...

Karen Hobert Flynn: Trump Must Call for Select Committee if He Wants to Clear...

Jan. 11, 2017 - Statement by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn President-elect Trump must call for a Joint Bipartisan Select Committee if he...

Robert Weissman: Trump’s Conflicts Are Inescapable as Long as He Maintains Ownership of His...

Jan. 10, 2017 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen President-elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest will be inescapable, engulfing and consequential unless he...

Angelica Salas: Too racist to be a federal judge in 1986, Jeff Sessions is...

LOS ANGLES, CA, Jan. 9, 2017  - The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, did not mince...

Robert Reich: The Three Big Reasons Republicans Can’t Replace Obamacare

Jan. 9, 2017 - Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have promised to replace it with something that doesn’t leave...

Carl Takei and Katie Egan: Trump and Sessions: Great for the Private Prison Industry,...

Jan. 9, 2017 - Donald Trump’s victory has been nothing but good news for the private prison industry. The day after the election, shares of...

Frank Sharry: It’s Clear: Americans Cannot Count on Jeff Sessions to Defend Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2017 - Nominating Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States was one of Donald Trump’s first acts...

Robert Reich: Government by Tweedict

Jan. 6, 2017 - Trump’s tweets are a new form of governing by edict. They’re tweedicts. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says “Whatever...

Mike Litt: New Congress Wants Wall Street to Regulate Itself

Jan. 5, 2017 - Statement by Mike Litt, Consumer Advocate, at U.S. PIRG about expected attacks against the Consumer Bureau in the 115th Congress ...

Katie Taylor: Mr. Trump’s comments show that he has much to learn about Guantanamo

Jan. 4, 2017 - Commenting on President-elect Donald Trump's tweet, which stated that "There should be no further releases from Guantanamo," and that those...

Matt Gertz: What Journalists Can Do When The President Is A Liar

Jan. 3, 2017 - When Donald Trump is inaugurated later this month, the presidency will officially be held by an inveterate liar. And the...