Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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An Exxon sign in Framingham, MA. News
Friday, March 22, 2019
Following Monsanto, Exxon Could Be Next US Corporation to Face EU Lobby Ban
ExxonMobil could soon join Monsanto as one of the only two companies not allowed to lobby European Union lawmakers. The oil giant, one of the world's largest energy companies, was a no-show at a climate change denial hearing in Brussels Thursday, prompting the action. In a statement, ExxonMobil...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks on the Green New Deal in front of the Capitol Building. News
Friday, March 22, 2019
'We Have Roughly 12 Years': Progressives Demand Urgency as Centrist Dems Push Bipartisan Incrementalism
Centrist House Democrats continue to argue for incrementalism and bipartisan solutions to address the climate crisis—even as progressives are doubling down on their demand for urgent and visionary action. A resolution put forward in the House February by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes a...
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An Israeli soldier in the Golan Heights, 2006. News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
No, Critics Declare in Response to Trump, Now Is Time to Give Occupied Golan Heights Back to Syria
Critics on Thursday swiftly condemned an announcement by President Donald Trump that he believes the U.S. should recognize Israel's claim over the Golan Heights, the Syrian territory Israel has illegally occupied for over half a century. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully...
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A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
After Earlier Assurances Over Air Quality, Benzene From Petrochemical Fire Triggers 'Shelter in Place' Order for Texas City
Despite assurances early in the week from top local officials that air quality was not a threat to public health, residents in the city of Deer Park, Texas are now under a shelter in place order due to elevated and dangerous levels of benzene caused by a mass petrochemical fire in the area. Update...
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi share a friendly moment on January 20, 2017. News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
'Military Keynesianism is Back!': Democrats and Trump Agree on Pentagon Increase, Quibble on Details
President Donald Trump's requested military budget is another record breaker—and Democrats are countering with their own increase. The Trump administration unveiled the details of its proposal to the public on March 12. At $750 billion, the military seeks to receive $36 billion more than last year'...
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An MQ-9 Reaper drone flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
US Killing Civilians With 'Impunity' in Hidden War on Somalia: Report
A human rights group is accusing the United States of waging a shadow air war in Somalia that is killing civilians with abandon. Amnesty International issued its findings on the African war Tuesday evening in a report titled The Hidden US War in Somalia ( pdf ). The U.S. has been covertly engaging...
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"The Guardian" or "Authority of Law" statue by James Earle Frasier in front of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
'Terrible News': US Supreme Court Rules for Indefinite Detention of Immigrants
A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday stating undocumented immigrants with criminal records can be detained indefinitely by U.S. authorities at any time after an initial arrest—even years later—generated outrage and disappointment from advocacy groups around the country. The case, Nielsen v. Preap , was...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo en route to Brussels for NATO meeting, April 2018. News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Among Questions Raised by Pompeo's Faith-Based Only Press Call: 'How Many Muslim Reporters Invited?'
A secretive State Department briefing restricted to all but faith-based reporters is raising questions among reporters about access and press freedoms. On Monday evening, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone briefing for reporters from the religious press. Secular news agencies—including the...
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News
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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