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Sarah Lueck: If “Essential Health Benefits” Standards Are Repealed, Health Plans Would Cover Little

March 23, 2017 - Sarah Lueck is Senior Policy Analyst, CBPP The White House and House Republican leaders are reportedly negotiating with House Freedom Caucus...

Robert Greenstein: The House Republican Health Bill – A Test for Members

March 23, 2017 - When House GOP leaders unveiled their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House Republicans faced a fundamental question:...

Robert Reich: America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in...

March 22, 2017 - America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge. Instead, we have as president an unhinged narcissistic...

James Trimarco: The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About

March 17, 2017 - The little town of Marks, Mississippi, had a moment in the spotlight when Martin Luther King Jr. launched the Poor...

Miles Mogulescu: We Must Filibuster Gorsuch’s Federalist Society Agenda

March 21, 2017 - You probably have a better chance of becoming a judge in China without being a Communist than you have of...

John Light: 11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans

March 20, 2017 - The budget proposal Donald Trump’s administration announced yesterday will slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by nearly a third, crippling...

Andy Rowell: #Exxonknew: Tillerson Used Alias Email Account on Climate

March 20, 2017 - Scandal has a habit of coming full-circle. For months on the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to “lock her up”,...

Carol Muffett: Federal Budget Plan is a testament to the recklessness, nihilism, and gross...

March 16, 2017 - Carroll Muffett is President of CIEL The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) condemns the federal budget plan released today by...

Ken Kimmel: “Skinny Budget” Disregards Science, Placing Communities at Risk

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017—President Trump released his proposed “skinny budget” today. Below is a statement by Ken Kimmell, president of UCS. Kimmell is also the...

Clean Budget Coalition: Trump’s ‘Rigged’ Budget Would Endanger American Families and Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 16, 2017– The Clean Budget Coalition is blasting President Donald Trump’s skinny budget, unveiled today, which would slash critical public services...

Eric Lohr: Russian interventions in other people’s elections: A brief history

Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014. AP Photo/John Minchillo March 16, 2017 - In the last nine years,...

Robert Reich: Trump’s Bonkers Budget (VIDEO)

March 16, 2017 - Donald Trump ran for president as a man of the people, who was going to fight for those who were...

Kelly Lytle Hernandez: Largest deportation campaign in US history is no match for Trump’s...

Border Patrol officers detaining immigrants in a field after a few local raids. U.S. Border Patrol Museum March 16, 2017 - On the campaign trail, Donald...

Margaret Huang, Amnesty International: President Trump’s Proposed Budget is a Minefield for Human Rights

NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s proposed federal budget, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Margaret Huang, released the following...

Olivia Ward: Truth, Lies and Democracy: Journalism in the Age of Trump

March 14, 2017 - She calls herself a humble scribbler, but when I read in a recent parody by Canadian journalist Olivia Ward about...

Hillary Margolis: 17 Times Politicians have Resorted to Wildly Sexist Speech Over the Last...

March 13, 2017 - Hillary Margolis is Researcher, Women's Rights Division As leaders around the world celebrate women’s achievements this month, it’s worth examining the...

Dave Johnson: Trump’s China Trademarks Violate the Constitution

March 13, 2017 - During the campaign Donald Trump pledged that “on day one” as president, he would label China a currency manipulator. Then...

James J. Zogby: Trump’s Executive Order Is an Existential Threat to America

March 13, 2017 - Last week President Donald Trump issued a revised Executive Order (EO or Order) restricting immigration from six majority Muslim countries...

PFAW: Supreme Court Confirmation Process Too Important to Rush

March 13, 2017 - After blocking confirmation of Justice Scalia’s replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court for a full year, the Senate Judiciary Committee...

John Feffer: Trump and Russia: Shortest Reset Ever

March 9, 2017 - John Feffer is director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies In Trump, the Kremlin got what...