A longtime opponent of legal marijuana, Attorney General Sessions may be planning a federal crackdown on the cannabis industry. That’s bad news for medical marijuana users like me, and also for the country. more

Aug 15, 2017 11:21 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

We shouldn't be surprised that the Justice Department may be investigating alleged discrimination against white university students. Donald Trump is once again stoking racial divides so that he can play hero for 'victimized whites'. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:28 PM Op-Eds

Now along comes Pruitt, proclaiming that Superfund is his priority. As the “mother of Superfund,” as I am sometimes called, I should be thrilled. Instead, I’m terrified. more

Aug 3, 2017 3:22 PM Op-Eds

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When men like Donald Trump and O.J. Simpson deny that anyone was hurt by their actions, they perpetuate an abusive culture in which violence in the home is no one else's business. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:09 PM Op-Eds



William Jennings Bryan understood the common man as well as Bob La Follette, and far better than Roosevelt or Wilson. It’s time for a more adequate portrait of a man whose belief in democracy had inspired him in many battles. more

Jul 21, 2017 10:03 AM Dispatches

Republican leaders are so obsessed with destroying Medicaid that they will try again and again. So the fight is far from over. I have found hope in the idea that collective protest action can turn the tide against the GOP’s agenda. more

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments


Russian Government

That there is a need for new approaches was underscored by the lack of accomplishments at the 2017 summit, which didn't deliver on an array of core issues related to its economic mission. more

Jul 18, 2017 9:36 AM Dispatches

With stunning cinematography, bizarre sensuality, and heaps of humor, Jodorowsky recounts in creative, entertaining ways his adolescence growing up Jewish in Chile (his parents had emigrated from Russia) more

Jul 14, 2017 1:26 PM Dispatches

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Despite a June 19 court decision protecting the Redskins name and logo as an expression of free speech, the team's days touting a racial slur as a name may be numbered. more

Jul 13, 2017 11:27 AM Op-Eds

From our archives: Thoreau was not, withal, a cynic, nor an iconoclast who breaks idols for the sheer love of destruction. In a sense, he was a frontiersman, a pragmatist, and a tester. He placed no man’s opinion above his own experiment with truth. more

Jul 12, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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When more than half of hate crimes in the U.S. go unreported, it's time we realize that our communities are under attack, too. more

Jul 11, 2017 3:37 PM Op-Eds

I guarantee you that any wheelchair user who flies commercial airlines with a measure of frequency has at least one damaged chair horror story. more

Jul 7, 2017 9:57 AM Dispatches


Keith Allison

Like Little Black Sambo, Frito the Bandito and other racial stereotypes, the days of the Redskins name and image are numbered. more

Jul 3, 2017 3:18 PM Dispatches

For those on Medicaid, the thought of going back to the days of having no health insurance is unimaginable. But that's what TrumpCare has in store for more than 22 million Americans. more

Jun 28, 2017 4:19 PM Op-Eds



“Feared for my life” is a go-to excuse, accepted in the court of public opinion and by juries, when considering the deaths of black men. more

Jun 28, 2017 10:29 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

Negative stereotypes about middle-eastern looking Americans are toxic to all involved - especially to those victims of hateful, prejudiced acts. More time face-to-face with different communities can smash these stereotypes. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:59 PM Op-Eds

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Jun 16, 2017 12:00 AM Op-Eds


Beverly & Pack

Flag Day has become a tool to galvanize a jingoistic patriotism. For this one, let's remember that flag-waving is an empty gesture if it's not part of active pursuit of inclusive, democratic ideals. more

Jun 13, 2017 3:56 PM Op-Eds

It's practically impossible to avoid using it but its impacts on human rights and endangered species are enormous. We need to hold responsible the corporations with palm oil—and blood—on their hands. more

Jun 13, 2017 11:54 AM Op-Eds