Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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Monday, March 18, 2019
'Political Reptilian Brains': Cuomo Blasts Democrats and the Left
In a far-ranging interview Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo criticized fellow Democrats and what he called an anti-business mentality in his state that he believes was part of a political miscalculation which cost the state an Amazon facility in New York City. Cuomo's remarks came during a 33...
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Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters. News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'Illuminating Exchange on Health Care' Reveals Beto Doesn't Think Insurance Industry Motivated by Greed
Beto O'Rourke is attracting criticism from Medicare for All proponents after the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he doesn't believe the existence of the for-profit insurance industry is a "function of greed" during a campaign stop in Iowa over the weekend. O'Rourke, the former Texas...
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Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington D.C. following the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. News
Friday, March 15, 2019
'The Case Is Finally Over': Charges Dropped Against All Remaining J20 Defendants
Charges against the remaining J20 protesters with no plea deals who were awaiting trial were dropped Friday with prejudice—meaning proscecutors can't try them again for the 2017 protest. Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters were arrested on Jan. 20, 2017, for protesting the inauguration of President...
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 Muslims attend a vigil at the East London Mosque for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks on March 15, 2019 in London, England. News
Friday, March 15, 2019
'Politics of Demonization': Mainstreamed Islamophobia Decried in Wake of Christchurch Terror Attack
Progressives, many of them Muslim, decried the mainstreaming of Islamophobia as providing fuel for the hatred and violence which led to Friday's attack on two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people. The one attacker that has been charged, identified as Australian Brenton Tarrant,...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
ACLU Offers Legal Guidance for US Students Joining Friday's Global Climate Strike
American students planning on participating in this Friday's school climate strike should know their rights in case they're threatened with punishment. That's the message from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which reminded students of their rights Thursday by linking to a comprehensive...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
'Zoink': Facebook Facing Criminal Charges Over Data Sharing Deals
The social media giant Facebook is under criminal investigation for data sharing deals it struck with over 150 third party companies, in news sure to increase scrutiny of the company and big tech in general. Another legal headache for Facebook: A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
'There Is No Meritocracy': College Admissions Scandal Exposes Systemic Rot, Progressives Say
The most far-reaching college admissions plot ever prosecuted, revealed on Tuesday by federal investigators, provides a window into how wealth and power operate in American society, progressives say. The scheme involved getting the children of wealthy people into the colleges of their dreams, often...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Nader's Message to Boeing: Ground the Planes Now
Update: President Donald Trump grounded the planes this afternoon. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader believes Boeing should ground its fleet of 737 Max 8 airplanes. The message comes as the world struggles to understand what happened to Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed Sunday, March 10,...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Advertisers Urged to #DropFox by Outraged Activists
A coalition of activist groups is protesting in front of Fox News Headquarters in New York City today to bring attention to the network's recent controversies—as the cable channel tries to woo companies in the wake of a number of high profile advertising defections. "The message to companies and...
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Monday, March 11, 2019
Tucker Carlson Called Iraqis 'Semiliterate Primitive Monkeys' in Racist Radio Tirade
Fox News host Tucker Carlson referred to Iraqis as "semiliterate primitive monkeys" who should "just shut the fuck up and obey us" in recordings posted Monday night by Media Matters . The recordings were part of a larger dump of clips showing Carlson's racism toward a number of groups. The comments...
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