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.
Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.