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Op-Ed

Todd Gitlin: The News Media’s Challenge in Our Constant State of Emergency

It’s old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. You can’t tear your eyes away. You can already write tomorrow’s...

ACLU Comment on Bill to Preserve Birth Control in Insurance Coverage

WASHINGTON October 19, 2017 - The ACLU announced its support for a bill introduced today in both chambers of Congress that would stop new...

Robert Reich: Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act (video)

October 19, 2017 - By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of...

Robert Reich: Memo to Tillerson about the Moron

Oct. 6, 2017 - To: Rex Tillerson From: Robert Reich Subject: The Moron I can understand why you feel Washington is a place of “petty nonsense,” as you...

Dan Farber: Politicizing Science

Oct. 6, 2017 - We knew about the Administration’s disdain for scientific evidence from the beginning but the situation has only continued to deteriorate....

Robert Reich: Six Reasons Why American Corporations Shouldn’t Get a Tax Cut (VIDEO)

October 5, 2017 - Trump and Republicans are trying to sell you the idea that American corporations need a tax cut in order to...

Earthjustice statement on today’s votes threatening pristine Arctic Refuge

Washington, D.C. October 5, 2017 - In two separate votes today, the House of Representatives and the Senate Budget Committee are expected to decide...

Jim Hightower: Trump Wants $1.6 Billion for the Border Wall. That Covers Just 74...

Oct. 4, 2017 - How much of your money does Donald Trump want to pour into his xenophobic fantasy of erecting an impenetrable wall...

Jill Richardson: Wanting federal aid in a natural disaster isn’t wanting “everything done for...

October 4, 2017 - Hurricane-struck Puerto Rico wants “everything done for them,” says President Trump. Puerto Rico, an island of 3.5 million inhabitants —...

Alejandro Dávila Fragoso and Keith Rushing:‘People Are Getting Desperate’ in Puerto Rico as Federal...

October 3, 2017 - Myrna Conty has lived through three decades of storms in her native Puerto Rico, but none of those compare to...

Andrew Rosenberg: Vice President Pence Touts “Success” in Gutting Public Health and Safety Protections

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2017 - Today, Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech touting the Trump administration’s efforts to delay, undermine and cut science-based...

Josh Sugarman: When will our nation take action to stop the next ‘worst mass...

Oct. 2, 2017 - In response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that left more than 50 victims dead and more than...

Human Rights Campaign Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, DC October 2, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights...

Neal Gabler: America Held Hostage

October 2, 2017 - Of all the myths the Republicans have perpetrated, and there are a lot of them, perhaps none is more powerful...

Arn Pearson: The Power of Impeachment: Grounds, Modern Practice, and President Trump

To: Interested Parties From: Arn Pearson, Senior Fellow, People For the American Way Date: September 27, 2017 Re: The Power of Impeachment: Grounds, Modern Practice, and President Trump The power of impeachment—firmly...

ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s New Travel Ban Restrictions

NEW YORK September 24, 2017 - President Trump tonight issued a third version of his Muslim ban. Like the previous version, this ban blocks...

Wayne Pacelle: Series of federal court rulings affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

Sept. 22, 2017 -  In an important ruling for dogs and for the legal principle that states and local governments have a critical role...

Jimmy Kimmel: Response to jerks who want to take our health care away (VIDEO)

Sept. 20, 2017 - Jimmy responds to Senator Bill Cassidy, Senator Lindsey Graham, Governor Chris Christie, and Brian Kilmeade after they reacted to his...

Kenneth Worles: The Dark Side of Hosting the Olympics

Sept. 20, 2017 - This summer, Los Angeles officials reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games. For...

Bob Lord: Trump’s Tax Plan: A Billion or Three for Guys Like Him

Sept 20, 2017 - What’s the largest personal stake a U.S. president has ever had in legislation he signed into law? Whatever it was,...