Op-Ed

Jeff Flocken: Trophy hunters need to stop taking the lives of wildlife simply for...

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement...

Robert Reich: Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer

Aug. 17, 2016 - The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out...

Walter Ewing: Donald Trump’s Shortsighted Immigration Plans Won’t Secure the Homeland

Aug. 17, 2016 - As any serious national security expert will tell you, trying to find a potential terrorist by treating all immigrants or...

Timothy Frye: ‘Rigged’ electoral system? The willingness of losers to comply with a decision...

August 15, 2016 - Many have speculated how a Trump victory would affect the U.S., but few have thought about the consequences of a...

James J. Zogby: We may defeat Trump but see the root causes of Trumpism...

August 13, 2016 - This presidential election is exposing deep fault-lines in our society and the failure of some of the basic institutions of...

Travis N. Reider: Is the ‘lesser of two evils’ an ethical choice for voters?

August 12, 2016 - Every election cycle, there are citizens who don’t like either of the candidates nominated by the two major political parties. And...

Mitchell Zukoff: Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

Aug. 12, 2016 - Mitchell Zuckoff is a journalism professor at Boston University Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his tax...

Ronald L. Feinman: Donald Trump Has Created a Constitutional Crisis on the 42nd Anniversary...

Aug. 12, 2016 - Ronald L. Feinman is the author of Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama (Rowman Littlefield Publishers,...

Robin Shulman: These States Wanted to Keep Communities of Color From Voting, but the...

Aug. 11, 2016 - We assume every American adult has a basic right: to vote. But state legislators in recent years have created barriers...

Bill Sher: The Biggest Spender Backing Donald Trump? The NRA.

Aug. 11, 2016 - Why is Donald Trump pandering so hard to “the Second Amendment people”? Possibly because the National Rifle Association is the...

David Rocah: Baltimore’s Black residents are racially-profiled, harassed, stopped, searched, arrested, and assaulted by...

Aug. 11, 2016 - The following is a statement from David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland: The Department of Justice's findings...

Michael Moore: An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump: “Your Dad’s Not Well”

Aug. 11, 2016 - I’m writing to you because your dad is not well. Every day he continues his spiral downward – and after his...

Max Greenberg: 8 anti-conservation “riders” poisoning federal budget process

August 9, 2016 - Destructive add-ons or “riders” threaten everything from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to greater sage-grouse in a bill to keep...

Gabe Ortiz: Meet The Two Designers Who Want To Build A Wall Around Trump...

August 8, 2016 - For the fourth time this summer, Donald Trump is going to find his hate walled in yet again. Designers David Haggerty...

David Leopold: Melania Trump becomes her husband’s latest immigration casualty

Aug. 5, 2016 - On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump sauntered out to the lobby of his Manhattan Tower, declared he was running for...

Letta Tayler: France’s Emergency Powers: The New Normal

Aug. 2, 2016 - Letta Tayler is Senior Researcher, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, Human Rights Watch France’s latest renewal of its emergency law has made few headlines abroad—except perhaps in...

Jim Hightower: The Disney-fication of Our National Parks

Aug. 3, 2016 - It’s summer vacation time and gasoline is quasi-cheap. So why not pile the family into the mini-van and pay a...

Wayne Pacelle: Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

August 2, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of...

American Immigration Council: Humayun Khan and America’s Debt to Foreign-Born Service Members

August 2, 2016 - Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week to honor their son Capt. Humayun...

Frank Sharry: To Donald Trump and GOP Enablers: Have You No Sense of Decency?

Aug. 1, 2016 - Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks against the Khan family are the latest, and perhaps most heartless, example of his campaign’s sustained...