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Gerry Simpson

The government is telling asylum seekers, “Go back and die in Nigeria.” The U.S. needs to pressure Cameroon to stop mass deportation. more

Oct 30, 2017 12:00 AM Op-Eds

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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



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

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

It took black women nineteen months to earn the same amount that white men did in twelve. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:01 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

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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


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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

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

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


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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

On June 3rd, in more than 100 cities nationwide, March for Truth rallies brought people together to stand up for democratic institutions and the press. Ordinary people are demanding truth and transparency. Battles for these values can be won. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:47 AM Op-Eds

In the wake of the 2016 election, civil rights lawyers can still lay claim to the hard-fought victories of their predecessors. more

Dec 19, 2016 3:42 PM Op-Eds


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That a “reality” is shared does not make it real. Separating fact from fiction can actually be done. more

Oct 26, 2016 2:57 PM Op-Eds

I protest police brutality, not the existence of police. My goal is to show solidarity with those whom I cannot comfort, and anger at the senseless loss of life. As as a crime victim in the past, I know that police can be necessary. In Dall... more

Jul 12, 2016 1:51 PM Op-Eds

A declaration of domination. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:15 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

There may even be a case for reparations. more

Jun 1, 2016 6:50 PM Op-Eds 15 Comments