Dean Baker: TPP proponents are arguing that the deal's rejection by Congress would jeopardize US ties with Asia.
Kelly Hayes of Truthout: Bresha Meadows has been caged for killing her abusive father. Our systems offer few exits to those trapped in cycles of domestic violence.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for the independent TV/radio news hour "Democracy Now!"