Op-Ed

Neal Gabler: Farewell, America

Nov. 14, 2016 - America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral...

Zachary Pleat: White Nationalist Who Hates Jews Will Be Trump’s Right-Hand Man In White...

President-elect Donald Trump’s first White House hire tells you everything you need to know about his commitment to his campaign’s bigoted message. Stephen Bannon,...

Rachel Oldroyd: Donald Trump and the media’s ‘epic fail’

November 10, 2016 - Over the coming weeks there will be much navel gazing. How did we get it so wrong? There were so...

Richard Cohen: New reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their...

Nov. 9, 2016 - Today, we’re facing a new reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their race, their religion, their...

Robert Reich: Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Nov. 10, 2016 - As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National Committee to step...

John L. Micek: In Victory, A Side of Trump I Didn’t Expect

November 9, 2016 - The campaign is done. The votes are counted. And America is waking up from one of the strangest, angriest and...

Sean McElwee: The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right

Nov. 7, 2016 - After the drudgery of the 2016 election, many Americans may want to take conflict mediator Mark Gerzon’s advice for a...

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...