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Steni Hoyer: Republicans Refuse to End Trump Shutdown

January 21, 2018 - Republicans refuse to take yes for an answer and end the Trump shutdown. House Democrats have asked for Unanimous Consent...

Feinstein Statement on Dream Act, Government Funding

Washington January 18, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Dream Act and a potential government funding bill: “I...

Alvin Tillery: President Trump’s Immigration Policy Revolves Around a Golden-Age Myth

EVANSTON, Ill. Jan. 16, 2018 -  Alvin B. Tillery Jr. is an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the...

Robert Reich: Straight Talk About Trump

Jan. 16, 2018 - Now that Trump has been president for almost a year, it’s time the media called his behavior for what it...

Randy Moore: Forest Service doesn’t leave when the fire is out

January 12, 2018 - Natural disasters can occur at any given time and in any given area. The size, duration and damages are usually...

Feinstein on Trump Statements

Washington January 12, 2018 - Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s comments: “President Trump’s vile...

Frank Sharry: Following Trump’s Latest Racist Remarks, A Moment of Truth

Washington, DC January 12, 2018 - The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s latest racist...

ACLU Comment on Trump’s Reported ‘Shithole Countries’ Remark

WASHINGTON January 12, 2018 - President Trump reportedly opposed including protections for people from Haiti and African countries in an immigration deal, calling those...

Robert Weissman: Medicaid Work Requirements: Cruel, Stupid and Illegal

Jan. 11, 2018 - Note: The Trump administration has proposed imposing work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The Trump administration’s new policy of permitting states to...

Feinstein: Abandoning Nuclear Agreement Would Undermine Iranian Protestors

Washington January 10, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on reports President Trump may reimpose sanctions against Iran that...

Christopher Anders: Americans have the right to read ‘top five’ closed-door interview transcripts on...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2019 — Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member  Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released today a transcript of the testimony from Fusion GPS founder...

Janet Redman: Industry-friendly FERC rightly rejects Perry’s coal and nukes bailout

Jan. 8, 2018 - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected former Dancing with the Stars contestant and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s...

Rachel Cleetus: NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US...

January 9, 2018 - Yesterday NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on “billion-dollar weather and climate disasters” that affected the US...

Donald Kerwin: Termination of TPS for Salvadorans creates many losers, and no winners

Jan. 8, 2018 - Statement of Donald Kermin, Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the termination...

Jeremy Lent: What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

Jan. 2, 2018 - Fifteen thousand scientists have issued a dire warning to humanity about impending collapse but virtually no-one takes notice. Ultimately, our...

Wayne Pacelle: Biting cold an extraordinary threat to all animals

Jan. 4, 2018 - With weather systems delivering punishingly low temperatures – along with ice, snow, and wind – deaths from the cold cycle...

ACLU Statement on DOJ Decision to Shift Federal Government’s Role in State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON January 4, 2018 - The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges...

Heather Barr: #MeToo is Important, But the War on Women is a Far, Far...

Jan. 3, 2018 - Heather Barr is Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division This year was a remarkable one in terms of women’s rights. From the euphoria...

Van Gosse: It HAS Happened Here

January 2, 2018 - Van Gosse teaches history at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancanster, Pennsylania For too long, progressive intellectuals have mocked conservatives as...

Joan Wallach Scott: We Have to Go Beyond Identifying and Punishing Individual Men

Dec. 27, 2017 - Joan Wallach Scott is professor emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton...