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  • January 13, 2016 -- National Press Club president John Hughes presents President's Award to Robert Weiner

  • Award

  • Photo of Bob and Pat at National Press Club with 2014 fall-winter intern oped writers Evan Baumel, Florian Prommer, and Joseph Abay (not shown: Tom Sherman). Issue-driven articles by 2014 interns to date:
  • Florida Sun-Sentinel (Truths and Myths about ACA)
  • Michigan Chronicle (Voter Suppression)
  • San Diego Union-Tribune (Drones)
  • Baltimore Sun (Cancer Research Funding)
  • Palm Beach Post (Youth Signups for ACA)
  • Virginian-Pilot (Gerrymandering - A Plague on Both our Parties)
  • New Jersey Star Ledger (Baseball Continues to Balk on Player Drug Use)
  • Washington Times (The Myth of “Training” to Fight ISIS)
  • and more
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    CHRONOLOGICAL LIST:

    2017

  • June 2, 2017 -- "Affirmative Action Under Trump—Where Can it Go?" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Paula Hong of SFC | DOC | As printed | DOC | Original (scroll to page 10)
          • June 2, 2017 -- Reprinted by OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • May 16, 2017 -- "Mr. President, where's that infrastructure plan?" -- in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News -- by Robert Weiner and Ryan Powers of SFC | DOC | Original | PDF
          • May 17, 2017 -- Reprinted by OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • May 11, 2017 -- "McCaffrey Wielded Smart Power Effectively" -- in The Wall Street Journal -- by Robert Weiner of SFC | DOC | Original
  • May 3, 2017 -- "Trump should keep college debt pledge" -- in San Antonio Express-News -- by Robert Weiner and Ryan Powers of SFC | DOC | Original | PDF
          • May 4, 2017 -- Reprinted by OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • April 21, 2017 -- "DeVos Push for Education “Choice” in Florida, Orlando, and Nation Helps Few, Hurts Most" -- in The Boca Raton Tribune -- by Robert Weiner and Ryan Powers of SFC | DOC | Original
          • April 21, 2017 (updated) -- Reprinted by OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • April 11, 2017 -- "The Federal Reserve's missed mandate: jobs" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC | DOC
          • April 11, 2017 -- Reprinted by OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • January 16, 2017 -- "U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has a new challenge: Keeping Social Security safe (Commentary)" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC -- in The Springfield Republican and MassLive | DOC | Original
          • January 14, 2017 -- "Richie Neal now in leadership, new challenge: keep Social Security safe" -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide) | PDF
  • January 6, 2017 -- "An Hour With ... John Conyers Jr., Congressman of Michigan's 13th Congressional District" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC -- in Hour Detroit | Original
  • 2016

  • December 14, 2016 -- "America's Scandalous Way of Paying Women" -- by Robert Weiner and Thekla Truebenbach of SFC
          • December 17, 2016 -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead oped nationwide)
  • December 13, 2016 -- "Weiner and Lasky: Democrats, Trump can find common ground" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC -- in The Tallahassee Democrat | Original
          • December 21, 2016 -- "Democrats, Trump, And Congress: Surprising Common Ground" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC
          • December 17, 2016 -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • November 19, 2016 -- "People to people approach is the best solution for Syria" -- by Robert Weiner, Mahmoud Al-Sharawy, and Ben Lasky of SFC
          • November 19, 2016 -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H3 (3rd lead oped nationwide)
  • October 17, 2016 -- "If Trump Means What He Says About No Unneeded Wars, Change President's First Briefing Each Day from Just Military Issues" -- by Robert Weiner and Thekla Truebenbach of SFC -- Printed in OpEd News | Original
  • October 22, 2016 -- "TPP is failing because we are learning what makes a bad-or good-trade deal" -- by Robert Weiner and Thekla Truebenbach of SFC
          • October 22, 2016 -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • October 21, 2016 -- "Risking Small Boat Migration to Europe: Why Egyptian Teens Risk Their Lives" -- by Robert Weiner, Mahmoud Elsharawy, and Ben Lasky of SFC
          • October 21, 2016 -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • September 28, 2016 -- "Enthusiasm for government despite the cynics" -- in Federal Times -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC | Original
          • September 29, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H3 (3nd lead oped nationwide)
  • September 27, 2016 -- "Purchasing peace with cocaine?" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Thekla Truebenbach of SFC | Original
  • September 2, 2016 -- "Torture: A plague on both our houses: The nation has yet to come to grips with its own truth; Rhetoric, convention speeches, and platforms show parties' opposite positions on use, but no prosecutions of decision leaders, and CIA outsourcing and condoning continues" -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide) when printed, H3 now
  • July 14, 2016 -- "Sen. Leyva's bill would protect child victims of sex abuse" -- in Inland Valley Faily Bulletin, Ontario CA -- by Robert Weiner and Katie Schulze of SFC | Original
          • July 15, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • July 9, 2016 -- "The UN’s Shame: Abuses by U.N. Peacekeepers a disgrace" -- in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN -- by Robert Weiner and Sydney Hemmendinger of SFC | Original | DOC
          • July 10, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • July 2, 2016 -- "Benghazi myths: what Hillary can say to Trump and Gowdy" -- by Robert Weiner and Gabrielle Snowden of SFC
          • July 2, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • June 15, 2016 -- "Flags lowered, but guns still raised" -- in The Post and Courier, Charleston SC -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC | Original
  • June 8, 2016 -- "Ryan is wrong: Safety net has not 'failed'" -- in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- by Robert Weiner and William Kim of SFC | Original
          • June 11, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • May 19, 2016 -- "Ban Russian Track Team from 2016 Rio Summer Olympics -- Test All Athletes Several Times Before Plus Onsite, Or Rio Could Be Dirtiest Olympics" -- in The Salt Lake Tribune -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC | Original
          • Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead op-ed nationwide)
  • May 12, 2016 -- "Iowa case shows age discrimination persists, despite law" -- in The Des Moines Register -- by Robert Weiner and Daniel Khan of SFC | As printed | JPG | Original
          • May 12, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead oped nationwide)
  • April 26, 2016 -- "Politicians need to find way to reach millennials: What can be done to reach record youth turnout of 1972?" -- in The New Jersey Herald -- by Robert Weiner, William Klein, and Daniel Khan of SFC | Original
  • April 24, 2016 -- "'Lack of political will' strains space program: Mission to Mars? When?" -- in Orlando Sentinel -- by Robert Weiner, Lile Fu, and Ben Lasky of SFC | Original
          • April 26, 2016 -- Reprinted on OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
          • April 27, 2016 -- "Robert Weiner, Lile Fu and Ben Lasky: In space, we stopped at one small step" -- Reprinted in Omaha Daily Herald
          • April 27, 2016 -- "Lack of political will strains space program" -- Reprinted in Hanford (CA) Sentinel
          • April 28, 2016 -- "Opinion: Lack of political will strains space program" -- Reprinted in Tucson.com (AZ)
  • April 15, 2016 -- "Fighting ISIS: Arabs Need More Involvement to Keep U.S. Support" -- by Robert Weiner and Elizabeth Burke of SFC -- in OpEd News -- as H3 (3rd lead oped nationwide) | Original
  • April 11, 2016 -- "Parity was supposed to mean treatment — until insurance companies got in the way" -- in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly -- by Robert Weiner and Elizabeth Burke of SFC | Original
          • Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H3 (3rd lead op-ed nationwide)
  • March 25, 2016 -- "Spiking health care costs under ACA is a myth" -- in Tallahassee Democrat -- by Robert Weiner and Daniel Khan of SFC | PDF | Original
  • March 18, 2016 -- "China, U.S. and Climate Change: "Amazing model for negotiating meaningful action" -- in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead oped nationwide) | Original
  • March 2, 2016 -- "Violent crime spike: Drugs, legalization, gun access responsible, not Ferguson effect: The predictable effects of marijuana legalization" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC | Original
  • January 22, 2016 -- "Westminster Dog Show: Big business, why one subjective judge?" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC -- Printed in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead op-ed nationwide)
  • January 4, 2016 -- "With Suu Kyi Barred From Assuming Presidency, Democracy Has Not Arrived in Burma" -- by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of SFC -- Printed in Truthout.org | Original
  • January 3, 2016 -- "A history of bowing to energy companies" -- in The Washington Post -- by Robert Weiner and Brendan Agnew of SFC | Original
          • January 4, 2016 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H3 (3rd lead op-ed nationwide)

  • January 14, 2016 -- "Robert Weiner wins National Press Club President’s Award for op-ed writing program enlisting young journalists as co-authors in major papers" -- press release by Robert Weiner of SFC
          • Photos by Noel St. John | Receiving award | Accepting award | At seat with Dr. Patricia Berg | Photo with caption

      2015

  • September 3, 2015 -- "Presidential Candidates Will Break Reagan-O'Neill Social Security Deal Even at Upcoming Reagan Library Debate" -- in The Tallahassee Democrat -- by Robert Weiner and Eric Alves
          • September 3, 2015 -- "Presidential Candidates Will Break Reagan-O'Neill Social Security Deal Even at Upcoming Reagan Library Debate" -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • July 26, 2015 -- "Reagan's legacy will be invoked repeatedly during Cleveland's Aug. 6 GOP debate - but what does it really mean?" -- in The Cleveland Plain Dealer -- by Robert Weiner and Eric Alves | Original
  • July 15, 2015 -- "Escape From Clinton Correctional Facility Exposes The Need For Reforms" -- in The Buffalo News -- by Robert Weiner and Sylvienne Staines | Original
  • July 12, 2015 -- "An Agenda For America's Elderly" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Chrisanthy Stotis
  • June 19, 2015 -- "Time to Ban 'Rough Rides'" -- in The Baltimore Sun -- by Robert Weiner and Sylvienne Staines | Original
          • Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • June 15, 2015 -- "Mass. Blueprint to Fight Legislature Extremism: Lesson for Nation" -- in The Springfield Republican -- by Robert Weiner and Eric Alves | Original
          • June 17, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • June 4, 2015 -- "Supreme Court’s 5-4 Decisions Can Be Reversed With Even One New Justice" -- in Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | Original
          • June 11, 2015 -- Reprinted in TruthOut
          • June 6, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • May 26, 2015 -- "Apples and oranges and college tuition" -- in The Washington Post -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | Original
  • May 8, 2015 -- "Why Not Free 4-Year College?" -- in Philadelphia Daily News -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | Original
          • May 9, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H2 (2nd lead oped nationwide)
  • May 1, 2015 -- "Fighting police brutality since the 60s must succeed now" -- in Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly
          • May 7, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H1 (1st lead oped nationwide)
  • April 24, 2015 -- "Military contractors belie myth of U.S. leaving Afghanistan and Iraq: Robert Weiner and Daniel Wallace (Opinion)" -- in Cleveland Plain Dealer -- by Robert Weiner and Daniel Wallace | Original
          • April 27, 2015 -- Reprinted in TruthOut.org | PDF
          • April 25, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H4 (4th lead oped nationwide)
  • April 11, 2015 -- "Weiner/Coombs: Fracking's Benefits Will Eventually End" -- in News & Advance, Lynchburg VA -- by Robert Weiner and Hannah Coombs | Original
  • March 17, 2015 -- "Budget: Titanic conflict coming" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | Original
          • March 19, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News
  • March 13, 2015 -- "Why No Good Neighbor Policy for Venezuela?" -- in OpEd News -- by Robert Weiner and Dan Wallace
          • March 13, 2015 -- Printed -- in OpEd News
  • March 8, 2015 -- "Will Lynch Carry On Holder’s Legacy?" -- in Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Hannah Coombs | Original
          • Reprinted in Real Times Media
          • Reprinted in OpEd News
  • March 1, 2015 -- "Weiner and Coombs: Virginia Gun Bill Shootdown Shows Little Learned from Virginia Tech" -- in Roanoke Times -- by Robert Weiner and Hannah Coombs | Original
  • February 17, 2015 -- "Commentary: Congress’ Social Security ‘reform’ means cuts" -- in The Palm Beach Post | Original
          • February 21, 2015 -- Reprinted in TruthOut.org
          • February 19, 2015 -- Reprinted in OpEd News
  • February 4, 2015 -- "No free rein to prosecutors for misinforming and confusing jurors grand juror's courage in initiating lawsuit against McCulloch could be a national model" -- in St. Louis Post Dispatch -- by Robert Weiner, Hannah Coombs and Daniel Wallace | Original
  • February 3, 2015 -- "Prime Politics: Rand Paul’s mythology of Republican minority votes -- in Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert S. Weiner and Joseph Abay | Original
          • Reprinted in TruthOut
  • January 20, 2015 -- "Boehner’s Constitution read should only be a beginning" -- in The Hill -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | PDF | Original
          • Reprinted in TruthOut
          • Reprinted in OpEd News

      2014

  • December 19, 2014 -- "Congressional Orientation on Bipartisan Legislation Could Stop Gridlock" -- in Roll Call -- by Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly | PDF | Original
          • Reprinted in AP Newsroom.com
  • December 10, 2014 -- "Prosecute The Prosecutors: A Way To Justice In Staten Island, Ferguson, Cleveland" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Joseph Abay | Original
          • Reprinted in OpEd News -- as H1 (1st lead oped nationwide)
          • Reprinted in TruthOut
  • November 21, 2014 -- "New Pope has opportunity to end Church coverup of child abuse: Guest viewpoint" -- in Masslive.com, web site of Springfield Republican newspaper in Massachusetts comments -- by Robert Weiner and Florian Prommer | Original
          • Reprinted in OpEd News
          • Reprinted in TruthOut
  • November 6, 2014 -- "The myth of ‘training’ to fight ISIS" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Joseph Abay | Original
  • October 26, 2014 -- "Gerrymandering: A Plague On Both Our Parties, Hits 3rd District Hard" -- in Virginian-Pilot -- by Robert Weiner and Tom Sherman | Original
  • October 27, 2014 -- "Marijuana Legalization and Harm Reduction -- The Myths and the Politics" -- in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly -- by Robert Weiner | Original | PDF
          • January 11, 2015 -- "Harm Reduction Vs. Legalization -- The Myths and the Politics" -- reprinted in Parents Opposed to Pot | Robert Weiner's page on Parents Opposed to Pot
  • October 17, 2014 -- "Vote November 4: Defeat Suppression Of Minorities, Youth, Workers" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Joseph Abay | Original
          • October 21, 2014 -- Reprinted in TruthOut.org
          • October 26, 2014 -- Reprinted on OpEd News | includes state-by-state analysis
  • October 17, 2014 -- "Major League Baseball Continues To Balk On Player Drug Use -- Drugged World Series Stars?" -- in New Jersey Star Ledger -- by Bob Weiner and Florian Prommer | Original
          • October 20, 2014 -- Reprinted in TruthOut.org | PDF
          • October 20, 2014 -- Reprinted in OpEd News | PDF
  • October 10, 2014 -- "Drones Spare Troops, Have Powerful Impact; Liberals And Conservatives Both Should Support Them" -- in San Diego Union-Tribune -- by Robert Weiner & Tom Sherman | Original
  • October 5, 2014 -- "Obamacare Haters Still Hurting Public" -- in South Florida Sun Sentinel -- by Robert Weiner and Evan Baumel | Original | Original (with ad) | Photo
          • October 6, 2014 -- Reprinted in TruthOut.org
          • October 8, 2014 -- Reprinted on OpEd News
  • September 17, 2014 -- "Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Nation’s Mortality Rate; Fund Cancer Research To Keep Breakthroughs Coming" -- in The Baltimore Sun -- by Patricia Berg, Tom Sherman, and Robert Weiner | Original
          • September 17, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org
  • August 15, 2014 -- "How Conyers Pulled Off Another Landslide" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner | Original
          • August 18, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org | PDF
          • August 18, 2014 -- Reprinted in OpEd News | PDF
  • July 9, 2014 -- "Michigan, Nation Must Look At North Carolina’s “Moral Mondays” -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Bridget Mora | Original
          • July 11, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org | PDF
          • July 11, 2014 -- Reprinted in Oped News | PDF
          • July 11, 2014 -- Reprinted on PR Newswire | PDF
  • June 2, 2014 -- "Conyers’ Legacy Continues With Push For Jobs By Congress" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner | DOC
          • June 3, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org | PDF
          • June 2, 2014 -- Reprinted in Oped News | PDF
  • March 4, 2014 -- "Commentary: Obama Needs New Health Plea for Youth as March 31 Deadline Approaches" -- in The Palm Beach Post -- by Robert Weiner and Emily Kopp | PDF | As Printed (PDF) | Original
  • January 28, 2014 -- "Jobs: Boehner-McConnell Hypocrisy Blocks Obama-Conyers Action" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Emily Kopp | Original
          • January 30, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org | PDF
          • February 10, 2014 -- Reprinted in Oped News | PDF