Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, "Dripping With Intolerance," Ruled Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump's revised Muslim Ban, issued in March and lambasted by rights groups, is unconstitutional.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Mulvaney Doctrine: Sacrificing the Disadvantaged for Trump's Corporate Agenda
There's a new doctrine dominating policy decisions in Washington, D.C., and it sacrifices the poor, elderly, and disadvantaged at the altar of corporations and the ultra-wealthy. The Mulvaney Doctrine, as defined by watchdog group Public Citizen in a report (pdf) released Thursday, prioritizes...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
New CBO Score Makes Clear: Trumpcare is 'Political Suicide' in Senate
As outrage continues to percolate over the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score for Trumpcare—showing 23 million Americans stand to lose their healthcare and those who don't will be stuck with inferior, pricier coverage—advocates and activists are directing their ire toward the U.S. Senate,...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CBO: Trumpcare Would Strip Coverage From 23 Million, Make It Worse for the Rest
The cruel and destructive bill known as Trumpcare would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 23 million, according to the revised Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score released Wednesday afternoon. "What a disgrace." —Sen. Bernie Sanders The GOP-controlled House passed the American...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Longtime Advocate Has 'Never Seen More Energy' Behind Medicare-for-All
As lawmakers and the public awaited the Congressional Budget Office's score on the GOP's "horrific" Trumpcare bill, Congressional Democrats on Tuesday doubled-down on their call for a Medicare-for-All system to provide universal healthcare to all Americans. At a morning press conference outside the...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
"It's Crap": The Trump Administration's Budget Is a Highway to Privatization
"Private companies should fund, build, and run more of the basic infrastructure of American life." That's how the Washington Post sums up a key tenet of the Trump administration's thinking on infrastructure, in an article Wednesday that outlines the White House's push to privatize "some public...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Massive March on McDonald's Takes On "Donald Trump of Corporations"
Thousands are planning to march on McDonald's in Chicago on Tuesday evening, demanding $15 an hour and union rights from the fast food giant they've dubbed "the Donald Trump of corporations." #FightFor15 Tweets As Common Dreams reported, the march from Chicago's Trump Tower to the city's Rock N'...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Trump's "Manifestly Cruel" Education Budget Would Crush Kids' Dreams
As expected , President Donald Trump's budget calls for deep cuts to public education while bolstering school choice schemes, leading top education advocates to decry the plan as out-of-touch and " manifestly cruel to kids ." In line with the leaked document reported on last week by the Washington...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA's Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?"
Last week, as New Orleans completed the controversial and long-awaited task of taking down Confederate monuments from its public spaces, Mayor Mitch Landrieu marked the occasion by delivering a speech that has since been lauded as " stunning ," " incredible ," " powerful ," and "a clear-eyed view...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through
Palestinian activists rallied and demonstrated during U.S. President Donald Trump's brief visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, calling for a "Day of Rage" to amplify the voices and demands of hunger-striking prisoners who have been protesting since mid-April. Trump met Tuesday with...
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