Op-Ed

Jesse Rhodes: Violence has long been a feature of American elections

November 7, 2016 - The 2016 American presidential campaign has renewed concerns about the specter of violence in American electoral politics. The campaign has...

Ray Raphael: Can the Senate Shrink the Supreme Court?

November 2, 2016 - Ray Raphael’s The U. S. Constitution: The Citizen’s Annotated Edition (Vintage, 2016) is now available as an ebook. Among his...

Wenonah Hauter: President Obama’s Plan to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline Misses the Mark

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 2, 2016 - Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch After months of unceasing pressure from peaceful water protectors...

Jim Hightower: Walling Them Out, or Walling Us In?

Nov. 2, 2016 - Evading security cameras in the remote expanse along the U.S. border, three Guatemalans waited till dusk to slip illicitly into...

Mary Frances Berry: The Future of Civil Rights is Up To the Supreme Court

Nov. 2, 2016 - When 95-year-old Rosanell Eaton first registered to vote in the Jim Crow South, she was forced to pass a written...

Stephen Piggott: Why is the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Accepting an Award from...

Nov. 1, 2016 - The anti-Muslim think tank Center for Security Policy (CSP) announced that it will present the current Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer,...

Mary Meg McCarthy: Mass Incarceration of Immigrants in Sub-Standard Facilities Condemned by Judges, Organizations

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2016 - Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center The National Immigrant Justice Center joins our colleagues at...

Jamie Rappaport Clark: Malheur: Jury Verdict Exposes Federal Lands and Workers to Renewed Attacks

PORTLAND, Ore. October 28, 2016 – The trial of seven people involved in the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon...

Mark Trahant: The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story

Oct. 28, 2016 - This morning, politics is crowded out by injustice. Every preposterous and painful image from North Dakota is another reminder of injustice: The...

Robert Reich: Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

Oct. 30, 2016 - The parallels are striking. In the last decades of the nineteenth century – the so-called “Gilded Age”— America experienced inequality...

Ronald L. Feinman: So You Are Considering Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate for...

Oct. 31, 2016 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Rob Boston: It Turns Out It’s ‘Unbiblical’ For A Woman To Be President. Sorry!

Oct. 27, 2016 - Every now and then, I find it useful to take a break from monitoring the familiar Religious Right groups and...

Prof. Gina Rippon: How ‘neurosexism’ is holding back gender equality – and science itself

October 27, 2016 - People looking for proof that men and women learn, speak, solve problems or read maps differently often think brain scanners...

Wenonah Hauter: Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not

Oct. 27, 2016 - On Election Day, Washington’s voters will decide whether or not the first statewide carbon tax will be implemented in the...

Evan Greer: For-Profit AT&T Spying Program is Worse Than Snowden Revelations

Oct. 25, 2016 - Today, it was revealed that AT&T has been running a massive secret spying program—funded by tens of millions in taxpayer...

Jill Richardson: Trump is the Nation’s Abuser-in-Chief

Oct. 26, 2016 - As an emotional abuse survivor, I get an eerie feeling watching Donald Trump. In fact, a checklist of 30 tactics used...

Mike Merryman-Lotze: Every day Palestinians live in fear of another U.S.-funded attack by the...

Oct. 26, 2016 - This fall, the U.S. agreed to provide $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years, ensuring...

Statement by Former Vice President Al Gore in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux...

October 25, 2016 - “I stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We have witnessed inspiring...

Cherian George: The curious power of hate propaganda in open societies

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh...

Lynn Prince-Cooke: Why Trump’s male chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others

October 24, 2016 - Even after mounting evidence of Donald Trump’s exploitative and demeaning treatment of women, his standing in the polls still hovers...