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Tuesday, November 21 2017

Op-Ed

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...

ACLU Comment on FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON November 21, 2017 - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reportedly release a draft order today or tomorrow that, if adopted, would...

Antonio Villaraigosa on Donald Trump’s Threat to Stop Federal Funding to “Sanctuary” Cities

November 16, 2017 - Former Assembly Speaker and 41st Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa Issued the Following Statement Regarding the Trump Administration’s Threat...

America’s Voice: Time Has Run Out For Many Dreamers; Thousands More in Jeopardy Right...

Washington, DC November 13, 2017 - In the New York Times, the Liz Robbins story, “Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA...

David Cay Johnston: How to Pay Taxes (NOT!) Like Donald Trump

Nov. 8, 2017 - Imagine if you, like President-elect Donald Trump, didn’t have to pay a nickel to support the government he’s now preparing...

Leah Donahey: Congress uses SECURE Act to giftwrap American’s public lands and waters for...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand...

Robert Reich: A Year Without a President

Nov. 8, 2017 - It seems like forever, but it was just one year ago that Donald Trump was elected president. So what have...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Most Damning Legacy

Nov. 4, 2017 - In a radio interview on Thursday, Trump said “the saddest thing is, because I am the President of the United...

HRC Statement on Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas

WASHINGTON November 5, 2017 - Today, HRC responded to the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas where at least 27 people have been killed...

Michael Brune: Rick Perry’s twisted suggestion that fossil fuels can decrease sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 2, 2017 - Today, Energy Secretary Rick Perry made heinous comments suggesting that expanding fossil fuel development will decrease the incident of sexual...

Frank Sharry: Trump and Republicans will not attach Dreamer legislation to must-pass spending bill...

Nov. 2, 2017 - Today, Trump met with Republican Senators in the White House and announced that they will not attach Dreamer legislation to the must-pass...

Jeffery Robinson: John Kelly’s Dangerous Ignorance of the Civil War Reflects the Views of...

Nov. 2, 2017 - Jeffery Robinson is ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality The comments by John...

Wendy Feliz: How the Diversity Visa Lottery Honors American Values

Nov. 2, 2017 - Americans value diversity and family. That is why our immigration system generally reflects those values. The U.S. diversity visa lottery, which...

AAAS Statement on EPA Science Adviser Boards

“Does anyone think that it’s reasonable to make decisions by excluding the scientists who are best informed on scientific research?” -- Rush Holt, chief...

ACLU Comment on Court Order Halting Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

WASHINGTON October 30, 2017 - A federal court in Washington today blocked the Trump administration from implementing the president’s directive banning transgender service members...

Robert Reich: The Huge Tax Heist

Oct. 29, 2017 - You know the plot: The bank robbers set off a bomb down the street from the bank, and while everyone’s...

Feinstein on Charges Against Top Trump Campaign Officials

Washington October 30, 2017 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement in the wake of indictments against Paul...

John L. Micek, Trump Just Keeps Digging

October 25, 2017 - It's the first rule of crisis communications: When you're in the hole, the first thing you do is to stop...

Robert Reich: How to End Crony Capitalism

Oct. 25, 2017 - The largest corporations and richest people in America – who donated billions of dollars to Republican candidates the House and...

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...