Monday, October 22 2018

Op-Ed

Michael Blake: Why bullshit hurts democracy more than lies

Why is bullshit so harmful? Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA Michael Blake, University of Washington Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have...

Lambda Legal: Trump Administration Effort to Erase Transgender Americans Will Not Stand

Washington, October 22, 2018 – Yesterday, the New York Times reported on an effort by the Trump Administration to undermine protections against discrimination...

Karen Miller: Border Patrol, Don’t Board Our Buses Without Probable Cause or a Warrant

Oct. 19, 2018 - Karen Miller is President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700 When I first started working at Greyhound 28 years ago, I was...

Gayathri D. Naik: India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

The reality for many women in India. Shutterstock Gayathri D Naik, SOAS, University of London October 19, 2018 - A family in India needs fresh water. But...

John Feffer: Assassins Without Borders

Oct. 18, 2018 - Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that...

Ken Cook: Trump’s Regulatory Rollback Agenda Leaves Families and Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2018 – The Trump administration’s just-released regulatory roadmap leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rolling back safeguards designed to...

Robert Reich: Trump Is America’s Most Dangerous Export (VIDEO)

Oct. 16, 2018 - Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world....

Feinstein Statement on Jamal Khashoggi

Washington October 16, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on reports that Turkey may have evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was...

Walter G. Moss: After Reading the Newest Climate Report this Is What You Should...

Oct. 12, 2018 - Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University and Contributing Editor of HNN. For a...

Robert Reich: Living in a New Gilded Age

Oct. 12, 2018 - The Trump Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and insurance giant Aetna. It’s...

Wenonah Hauter: Carbon Tax Schemes Will Not Save Us from Climate Chaos

Washington, D.C. Oct. 9, 2018 – Today, ExxonMobil announced a $1 million donation to an effort backing carbon taxes. The announcement follows a...

Annie Laurie Gaylor: The dangers Kavanaugh poses to true religious liberty and women’s rights...

October 9, 2018 - The suspenseful on-again, off-again confirmation hearings were grueling, raising hope the past week that despite all the odds, Brett Kavanaugh...

Allen Carlson: Pence’s speech plays politics, ‘muddies water’ in China-U.S. relationship

Oct. 5, 2018 -Vice President Mike Pence signaled a tougher approach to China this week, delivering a speech in which he is accused China...

Robert Reich: All three branches of government are now under the control of Donald...

Oct. 9, 2018 - Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they’ll vote in the midterms should consider this: All three branches of...

Lewis Borck and D. Shane Miller: Indigenous people invented the so-called ‘American Dream’

Lewis Borck, Leiden University and D. Shane Miller, Mississippi State University October 8, 2018 - When President Barack Obama created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,...

Rick Shenkman: Why Can’t Americans Accept the Fact that Columbus Was Not a Hero?

Oct. 3, 2018 - Rick Shenkman is the publisher of the History News Network and the author of Political Animals:  How Our Stone-Age Brain...

Lawrence Wittner: What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?

Oct. 7, 2018 - The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should...

William Lambers: We’ve Known since the 1940s that Kids Don’t Do Well in School...

Oct. 7, 2018 - William Lambers is an author who partnered with the UN World Food Program on the book "Ending World Hunger." His...

Senate Completes Sham Nomination Process, Elevates Judge Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. October 6, 2018 - Abigail Dillen, President of Earthjustice, released the following statement in reaction to the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge...

Frederick Isasi: Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule is an Assault on the American Dream...

Oct. 5, 2018 - Following is the statement of Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH, executive director of Families USA Washington, D.C. Oct. 5, 2018 —Today, the...