Op-Ed

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: This is the worst scandal involving the White House...

Feb. 14, 2017 - We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there MUST be an investigation by an independent, bipartisan commission of...

Walter Ewing: The Economic Costs of Ending DACA

Feb. 14, 2017 - The President has left the public in suspense as to what he will do with the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Robert Weissman: Ethics Office Confirms Conway Breach

Feb. 14, 2017 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen Note: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) today concluded that White House counselor...

Karen Hobert Flynn: Flynn Scandal Emphasizes Need for Select Committee Investigation of Russian Election...

Feb. 14, 2017 - Statement by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn Democracy, and the American voters’ faith in it, depends on free and fair...

Robert Reich: Michael Flynn and the 6 Big Questions

Feb. 14, 2017 - The American public deserves to know the answers to at least the first five of these questions, and will then...

Robert Reich: The Real Reason Republicans Want To Pull the Plug on Obamacare (VIDEO)

Feb. 12, 2017 - Don’t be fooled by Trump’s and Republican promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. They could repeal it, but they can’t...

Drew Courtney: Gorsuch Standing Up To Trump Tweets? Puh-leeze!

Feb. 8, 2017 - Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch were atwitter today about reports that in a meeting with Senator Richard Blumenthal,...

Joshua Manson: ACLU, Other Groups Ask for Emergency Hearing on the Muslim Ban from...

Feb. 8, 2017 - The ACLU, joined by more than 40 other groups, is taking the fight against President Trump’s immoral and unconstitutional Muslim...

Michael B. Keegan: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Leave All of Us Vulnerable

Feb. 8, 2017 - One of the primary purposes of the U.S. Constitution is to establish justice. It’s right there in the opening words:...

Robert Reich: Trump’s War on the Courts, the Press, and the States

Feb. 7, 2017 - With congressional Republicans in the majority in Congress and unwilling to cross Donald Trump, the job of containing Trump’s incipient...

Ross Eisenbrey: No wage thief should be labor secretary

Feb. 7, 2017 - By now, anyone following Andrew Puzder’s nomination to be the Secretary of Labor knows that the restaurant chain he...

Dan Gross: Kellyanne Conway promotes “fake news” about a shooting that never happened to...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 - Brady Campaign president Dan Gross issued the following statement after White House aide Kellyanne Conway became the first to...

Jeff Bryant: Betsy DeVos May Want Quack Science Taught Instead of Real Thing

Feb. 2, 2017 - Betsy DeVos had a rocky Senate confirmation hearing in committee before the panel split along party lines while voting to send Trump’s...

Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA: Trump Australia Call Shows Need for Congress to Act

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 – Following reports of a tense phone call between President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Turnbull centered on refugees...

Ken Kimmell: Pruitt will not carry out the job of EPA Administrator to robustly...

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2017—The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has advanced Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, putting the question...

Moritz Pieper: How Trump’s travel ban differs from Obama’s visa restrictions

February 1, 2017 - Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued on January 27 2017, indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the US, suspends...

Bob Buzzanco: Huddled Masses — Keep Out!

February 1, 2017 - Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston and author of several books and articles, including...

Richard Eskow: Trump’s Supreme Court Pageant: a Silly Show to Fill a Stolen Seat

February 1, 2017 - The 45th President of the United States just handled one of his gravest responsibilities, the nomination of a Supreme Court...

Kathleen Newland and T. Alexander Aleinikoff: Refugee Resettlement Program Is an Unsuitable Target for...

Jan. 31, 2017 - Kathleen Newland is a Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute; T. Alexander Aleinikoff, the former United Nations...

Lynn Tramonte: America, This Is What a Deportation Force Looks Like

Jan. 30, 2017 - The scope of President Trump’s radical executive orders issued last week are staggering. One week into his presidency, and Trump already...