Category: Civil Liberties

Margo Schlanger: Millions of Immigrants Could Face Removal Under New Trump Rules

Any immigrant who cannot prove they have been in the United States for over two years could be deported without a hearing

Les Leopold: Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse

If Republicans get full control of a few more State Houses, they will have the frightening power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image

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Jonathan Cook: Trump’s clarifying moment for Israel and Palestinians

Palestinians, particularly the youth, will understand that their struggle is not for illusory borders but for liberation from the Jewish supremacism inherent in mainstream Zionism

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Sue Sturgis: Lawsuit ends Georgia’s onerous voter registration rules as other states consider them

Number of other states that are currently considering similar exact match voter registration systems: 5

Danica Jorden: The Cold Heart of ICE

“We’re going to deal with DACA with heart”, President Donald Trump at a press conference on February 16, 2017 The future of a North Carolina nursing student rested in the hands of immigration officials on Valentine’s Day. It’s hard to believe anyone could turn away the gentle and sincere 25-year-old, who embraces each of his Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Donald Trump and the US media are in a fight to the finish

Richard Nixon may have felt persecuted by press and television, but he never counter-attacked with the same vigour and venom as Trump

Silva Mathema: Trump Preparing to Open New Front in His Dangerous, Misguided War on Immigrants

Trump’s executive order would not simply affect foreign-born individuals. CAP’s analysis finds that the majority of immigrant-headed households, especially those receiving SNAP or TANF, include one or more citizens

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Challenges the Limits of Executive Power

The responsibility of the courts to check the president’s authority has been a core part of the US governmental framework since its inception

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Marjorie Cohn: Toxic Policies of ‘President Agent Orange’

Rapper Busta Rhymes pegged it at the Grammy Awards when he referred to Donald Trump as “President Agent Orange.” While performing with A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson Paak, Rhymes used the opportunity to call out Trump for his Muslim ban and “all of the evil” Trump has perpetrated since assuming the presidency three weeks Read more…

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Juan Cole: Tomorrow, they will say, “Donald Trump rants and raves at the press”

When someone like Trump moves the signposts on allowable public discourse, things can get ugly fast

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