Media Project Op-Ed
By Deepa Kumar on Apr 11, 2014
A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process.
Three U.S. citizens (Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan) were executed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Their families brought a lawsuit to obtain justice.
The government’s case against Anwar al-Awlaki was that he posed an “imminent threat” to the United States, and that it was impossible to capture him, so extrajudicial assassination was necessary.
By Ruth Conniff on Apr 11, 2014
Parents whose children attend the public schools in Wisconsin have been getting a barrage of phone calls lately offering "free tuition to send your child to a private or religious school."
By Ed Morales on Apr 11, 2014
The Fort Hood tragedy shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness.
By Brian Gilmore on Apr 9, 2014
It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, known today as the “Freedom Concert,” occurred on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939.
It was a moment of great symbolic importance for racial progress in the United States.
By Matt Haney on Apr 8, 2014
When African American or Latino students go to a school where they are more likely to get suspended than tutored, it affects their opportunities.
By Suman Raghunathan on Apr 6, 2014
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the Surgeon General nominee, is being blocked by the NRA for supporting common sense gun safety rules.
By Fred McKissack on Apr 7, 2014
The gap in graduation rates between black and white male basketball players is a whopping 24 percentage points.
By Randy Jurado Ertll on Apr 7, 2014
The last week of March is a time of remembrance for Latinos. We celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and we honor the memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. His parents and siblings worked the fields in California, as he did. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then returned to the fields.
By David A. Love on Apr 7, 2014
America needs to break the cycle of violence now. The New Hampshire vote is a step in the right direction.
By Alvaro Huerta on Mar 20, 2014
President Obama needs to immediately bring to an end his deportation policy.
By David A. Love on Mar 18, 2014
A recent statehouse vote provides yet more evidence that capital punishment is in decline in the United States.
By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero on Mar 12, 2014
A progressive wave has been sweeping Latin America for over a decade, but right-wing forces in some countries have been refusing to accept the results at the voting booth.
By Fred McKissack on Mar 11, 2014
A healthy debate is raging over whether the National Football League should adopt a rule calling for a 15-yard penalty for use of the N-word.
By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams on Mar 10, 2014
We need to do a better job educating our students about how to handle essential financial decisions.
By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington on Mar 10, 2014
The Oscars did the right thing by bestowing the honor of best picture to “12 Years a Slave.” The movie earned it.