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Tuesday, May 23 2017

Op-Ed

Matthew Harwood: Former FBI special agent warns against reemergence of a politicized FBI

May 22, 2017 - Matthew Harwood is Senior Writer/Editor, ACLU The last week and a half may be unprecedented in U.S. history — raising the...

Josh Bivens: It’s time for corporations to pay their fair share of taxes

May 22, 2017 - It is often claimed that American corporate tax rates are much-higher than our international peers, and that this has harmed...

Robert Reich: Europe’s View of Trump

May 22, 2017 - European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary. I spent much of the past week...

Bill Van Esveld: Jerusalem Home Demolitions Harm Children

May 22, 2017 - Bill Van Esveld is Senior Researcher, MENA, Children's Rights Division Ashraf and Islam Fawaqa were at a hospital checkup for their...

Senator Harris Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

WASHINTON, D.C. May 18, 2017 - Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to the vote by the Federal Communications Commission...

Peter Certo: The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story

May 18, 2017 - How can you tell an authoritarian when you see one? We know the 20th century hallmarks — brown shirts, street...

Steven Harper: Enabling a Dangerous President: Pence Was There

May 18, 2017 - In Part 3 of our series on President Trump and his lawyers, Harper examines the vice president's role in affirming...

Ryan Kiesel: Why It’s Unconstitutional to Round Up Non-English Speaking Kids at School and...

May 18, 2017 - The state of Oklahoma is facing one of the worst budget crises in its history in the form of a...

Bruce Brown: No president gets to jail journalists

May 16, 2017 - The New York Times has published a story with details of a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey...

Nidya Sarria: Seven People Whose Lives Have Been Upended by the Muslim Ban

May 16, 2017 - President Trump’s travel ban is a disaster. Rather than make people safer, the order has caused thousands of people to...

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno: I was scared of the FBI with Comey in charge. I’m...

May 16, 2017 - Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno is Co-Director, US Program I am no fan of recently fired FBI Director James Comey. As part of...

Robert Reich: The End of Trump

May 14, 2017 - The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put...

Wayne Pacelle: Trump’s agriculture team threatens to kill first-ever federal animal welfare standards for...

May 12, 2017 - First, on January 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) froze an anti-horse-soring rule, years in the works and with...

Adam B. Schiff: Why did Trump really fire Comey? Only a special counsel can...

May 11, 2017 - Adam B. Schiff of California is the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In the wake of...

Diallo Brooks: Trump continuing to push his lies about widespread voter fraud

May 11, 2017 - In response to reports that Donald Trump will launch an election commission designed to pursue unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter...

Arn Pearson: Comey Firing Drives Home Need for Independent Russiagate Prosecutor

May 10, 2017 - President Donald Trump’s surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey makes one thing perfectly clear—Americans need an independent prosecutor to...

Fred Wertheimer: Nevada Becomes Third State in 2017 to Rescind Previous Call for a...

May 10, 2017 - Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Nevada yesterday became the third state this year to rescind its previous call for...

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: We Must Have a Special Prosecutor

May 10, 2017 -  So Donald Trump fired James Comey because the FBI director mistreated Hillary Clinton last summer over her use of private...

Frederick Isasi: House ACA Repeal: Is This Who we are as a Nation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 4, 2017 – The Republican-led House of Representatives voted narrowly today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it...

ACLU Promises Litigation on Today’s Trump Executive Order

NEW YORK May 4, 2017 - President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that would allow religious organizations to endorse political candidates and expand...