Based on credible research and the experience of other countries and even some states, we know which public policies would be most effective in reducing gun deaths. more

Oct 9, 2017 1:18 PM Op-Eds

From proud displays of Indians as savage sports mascots, to exploiting Indian land for oil and other natural resources, you cannot convince me that the spirit of Christopher Columbus is no longer with us. more

Oct 9, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches 6 Comments

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The nursing home industry, with Trump’s support, are threatening a critical piece of private enforcement that protects vulnerable people who live in institutions, and improves the quality of care they receive. more

Sep 25, 2017 10:26 AM Op-Eds

The senator may have trouble convincing skeptics about his new Medicare for All plan, because his language falls right into well-established trenches in common U.S. ideological battles. Here's another idea. more

Sep 18, 2017 4:09 PM Op-Eds

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With the northwest's raging fires, it's time to start thinking of forests as vital infrastructure. more

Sep 12, 2017 11:19 AM Op-Eds

The Cherokee were wrong to exclude their black brothers and sisters from membership. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:07 PM Op-Eds

After years of whipping up hysteria about mass illegal voting that simply doesn’t exist, far-right activists now have the official support of Trump to advance voter suppression. But there's something Americans can do about it. more

Sep 5, 2017 2:35 PM Op-Eds


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People of color cannot overcome wealth and wage gaps when structural racism and violence are the foundations of U.S. society. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:19 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

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The anger Lewis generated among many disabled people is just as much of a part of his legacy as the money he raised to help them. more

Aug 23, 2017 10:31 AM Dispatches

I'm an ordinary citizen, a former public school teacher and librarian, not a constitutional or political expert. I don’t know where we, as a country, go from here. But I do know we deserve a leader who speaks out against hate without equivocation. more

Aug 22, 2017 3:19 PM Op-Eds



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 Op-Eds 2 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


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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