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Wednesday, December 13 2017

Op-Ed

Jim Hightower: Is This the End of Free and Open Internet Access?

December 13, 2017 - Free and open access to the internet is a virtuous democratic principle known as “net neutrality.” It means that it doesn’t...

Traci Yoder: The Dangers of Deregulation Under Trump and Pence

Dec. 13, 2017 - On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote whether to end what is popularly known as “net neutrality.”...

Matt Wood: Chairman Pai Tries to Rewrite Legal History of Net Neutrality with Bogus...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2017 — On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission released a draft “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) on...

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open...

The Moyers team has been in the fight for net neutrality from the very beginning. Our documentary Net at Risk was perhaps the first...

Wayne Pacelle: National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

Dec. 12, 2017 - The National Park Service (NPS), with a shameful record of allowing the killing of bison who migrate outside of Yellowstone...

Michael Winship: Moore Is Less – Alabama, the Senate and the Nation Will Suffer

December 8, 2017 - Amid all the craziness surrounding Roy Moore’s race for the US Senate and the seeming willingness of Alabama’s likely voters...

Robert Reich: Corporation and Nation

Dec. 7, 2017 - Trump and congressional Republicans are engineering the largest corporate tax cut in history in order “to restore our competitive edge,”...

Andy Rowell: Oil Experts Think Economics of Drilling ANWR Are “Suspect”

Dec. 7, 2017 - Republicans may be celebrating their great tax rip off they sneaked through last Friday night, which included the hugely disputed...

Robert Reich: The True Path to Prosperity

Dec. 5, 2017 - It’s often thought that Democrats care about fairness and not economic growth, while Republicans care about growth even at the...

Environment America: President Trump Eliminates Protections for Treasured Public Lands

Washington, DC December 4, 2017 - President Donald Trump announced today that he is drastically cutting Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National...

Sierra Club: National Monuments Decision a “Disgrace”

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 4, 2017 - Today, President Trump eliminated protections for vast portions of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah,...

American Rivers Condemns Largest Rollback of Public Land Protections in U.S. History

Washington December 4, 2017 - American Rivers President Bob Irvin released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will...

Frank Sharry: Senators Should Oppose Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination as DHS Secretary

Washington, DC December 4, 2017 - Later this afternoon, the U.S. Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS...

Feinstein: Republicans Voted Against Middle-Class Families

Washington December 1, 2017 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans passed tax reform legislation that would raise taxes...

Public Citizen: Trump’s Tough-on-Crime DOJ Will Let Corporate Bribery Slide

November 29, 2017 - Tough guy Attorney General Jeff Sessions is eager to throw the book at low-level, nonviolent offenders, but is ready to...

Robert Reich: Fools or Knaves?

November 29, 2017 - One of the most dangerous consequences of this awful period in American life is the denigration of the truth, and...

CFA: President Creates Financial Uncertainty with CFPB Appointment

Washington, DC November 27, 2017 - Today, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Leandra English, will begin working in that role,...

Keith Payne: Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.

November 22, 2017 - You’ve heard, no doubt, of the miraculous Mediterranean diet, which is said to keep Italians and Greeks living healthy lives...

Bob Lord: This Tax Plan Is Going to Cost a Lot More Than Advertised

November 22, 2017 - House Republicans and Donald Trump are ballyhooing the wonders of their new tax plan. It’s called the “Tax Cuts and...

MSF: Yemen’s downward spiral

November 21, 2017 - As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition’s recent decision to tighten Yemen’s borders...