Video: Excerpt from President Jimmy Carter’s Farewell address to the Nation (January 14, 1981)
As the oldest living US president has opted to spend his remaining time at home, laudatory responses come from leaders around the world.
Steve Fraser: The Trump Supreme Court Is Nothing New
Has the Trump Supreme Court gone rogue? Certainly, its recent judicial blitzkrieg has run roughshod over a century’s worth of settled law.
Video: Why We Must Confront the Painful Parts of US History | Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context, no matter how painful, into our understanding of modern society — so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality massively affecting marginalized communities.
Robert Reich: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of
As this Supreme Court shows, the future of our democracy is not guaranteed.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, et al: The Current US Supreme Court Is Not Constitutionally Legitimate
Dobbs puts at risk any rights that were not already in place more than 150 years ago when the 14th Amendment was ratified.
Karen J. Greenberg: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
Accountability for the mistakes, miscalculations, and lawless policies of the war on terror has proven not just elusive, but inconceivable.
Abby Zimet: Those Pesky Socialists Claiming There’s Anybody Here But White Men
The supposed dangers of truth-telling about history, even when we aren’t the good guys, is bedrock right-wing rubbish, because of course the truth can be a pain and then you have to learn, change, do better and ewww, who wants to do that?
Jake Johnson: Co-Conspirators in Sedition
Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results.
Video: Amy Coney Barrett discusses the role of the Supreme Court (2016)
In this 2016 lecture, Amy Coney Barrett discusses her view of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court and her interpretation of the Constitution.
John Nagl and Paul Yingling: An Open Letter to General Milley
If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.
Bill Moyers: We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident — It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes
The man in the White House has taken all the necessary steps toward achieving the despot’s dream of dominance.
John E. Finn: How the alt-right corrupts the Constitution
Most observers think the alt-right are conservative extremists, defined chiefly by their loud and proud commitment to white racial superiority and privilege. But there’s much more to the alt-right.
Ellen McGrath Smith: Erasures
. To a Candid World Election Day, 2018 Dependent on his Will alone, the political bands are totally dissolved: light and transient causes, convulsions within, domestic insurrection; Cruelty and … Continue reading →
Lornet Turnbull: Lawyers Turn to Activism as Civil Liberties Come Under Attack
A new generation of social justice attorneys has risen to defend against the hard-line policies of the Trump administration, from immigration and abortion access to voting and gender rights. . … Continue reading →