Op-Ed

Abigail Dillen: Rick Perry as head of DOE completes a dangerous trio of climate...

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 — The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen in...

Richard Eskow: While Democrats Chase Russians, Republicans Keep Rigging Elections

Dec. 13, 2016 - What does it tell us when leading Democrats are more upset about alleged Russian election-rigging than they are about proven...

David Leopold: Don’t let Trump fool you, Sanctuary Cities are following immigration law

Dec. 13, 2016 - David W. Leopold is the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  He has served as AILA’s top...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Russian Hand: Dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over pending presidency

Dec. 12, 2016 - A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Consider: 1. The CIA has concluded that Russia...

John Broich: Normalizing fascists

December 12, 2016 - How to report on a fascist? How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of...

Brian Tashman: The Fact-Free White House: Donald Trump Assembles A Team Of Conspiracy Theorists

Dec. 12, 2016 - Donald Trump spent his presidential campaign promoting claims and wild conspiracy theories, a habit he hasn’t broken since becoming president-elect. It shouldn’t be...

Johanna Schuster-Craig: Will Trump victory make Angela Merkel leader of the free world?

December 12, 2016 - After the election of Donald Trump, commentators have argued that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may become the leader of the...

Robert Reich: Why Liberal States Won America’s Tax Experiment (VIDEO)

Dec. 12, 2016 - For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations, and low...

Stephanie Schorow: ‘Hail Trump’ salute recalls a powerful message of hate

Stephanie Schorow: ‘Hail Trump’ salute recalls a powerful message of hateDecember 9, 2016 - During a Nov. 22 celebration of Donald Trump’s election triumph,...

NPCA: Trump’s Interior Pick Must Protect Parks and Public Lands

WASHINGTON December 9, 2016 - Below is a statement by Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of National Parks Conservation Association, following news reports of...

Elliot Mincberg: Why Jeff Sessions is the Wrong Choice to be the “People’s Lawyer”

Dec. 8, 2016 - History has long recognized that the Attorney General of the United States, a position established by Congress in 1789, is...

Danielle Brian: Washington Post’s $125 billion Pentagon waste story a “perfect illustration” of longstanding...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2016 - Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), issued the following statement on the Washington Post...

Robert Reich: The Art of the Autocrat

Dec. 7, 2016 - Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather...

Richard Eskow: How Trump’s Grift Gave Government to the 0.01 Percent

Dec. 5, 2016 - Our country’s privileged few used to exert their control through political surrogates. Now, thanks to Trump, they’re taking a more...

Friends of the Earth International: We stand in solidarity with the water protectors at...

LAMPUNG, Indonesia, Dec. 2, 2016 - Here follows a collective statement by the Friends of the Earth International network on Standing Rock: We, Friends of the...

Bill McKibben: How to Save the Planet From President Trump

Dec. 1, 2016 - We’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Already it’s begun — if...

William D. Lopez: How Trump’s immigration enforcement could affect families and communities

November 30, 2016 - When immigration officers forcibly remove individuals from their homes, it impacts the psychological, emotional and economic well-being of their families...

Lee Rowland: No, President-Elect Trump, You Can’t Get Locked Up or Lose Your Citizenship...

Nov. 29, 2016 - Lee Rowland is Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted today that anyone who...

Arnold Giammarco: After 50 Years as a Legal Immigrant, I Spent 18 Months in...

Nov. 28, 2016 - One Saturday afternoon in 2011, my wife and daughter were out, and I was on my front steps, talking on...

Brenda Ekwurzel: The World Depends on NASA Earth Science —And So Do You

Nov. 28, 2016 - Brenda Ekwurzel is Senior Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists Word has it that the NASA Earth Science...