Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is a former staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, July 20, 2020
'Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy': Trump Seizes on Bush-Era Torture Memo Author John Yoo's Call for Extralegal Executive Authority
Progressives are raising alarm after news Sunday that President Donald Trump is reportedly looking to move forward with a series of extralegal maneuvers to further his agenda by bypassing Congress with use of a legal argument from John Yoo, the lawyer notorious for- helping craft the justification...
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Friday, July 17, 2020
'Makes Zero Sense': Health Experts Warn Against Feinstein Threat to Withhold Covid-19 Funding to Compel Mask Mandates
Public health experts on Friday panned a proposed amendment from a senior Democratic senator that would cut coronavirus aid money to states where leaders refuse to institute mask mandates. Though the amendment was put forth by Feinstein as a way to compel better public health decisions, especially...
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Friday, July 17, 2020
'Let Us Pray for a Speedy Recovery': Ginsburg's Liver Cancer Latest Health Scare for Liberal Justice
This is a breaking story... Check back for updates... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday that she is in chemotherapy treatment for a recurrence of cancer, this time in her liver—the latest health scare for the 87-year-old, whose presence on the court is seen by liberals as...
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Friday, July 17, 2020
'Masks for All': Bernie Sanders Calls on Federal Government to Provide Face Coverings for Everyone in the Country
Sen. Bernie Sanders and public health expert Andy Slavitt on Friday published a joint opinion piece for CNN arguing for a national effort at the federal level to produce and distribute face masks to everyone in the country to help stop the spread of Covid-19. "We are urgently calling for a simple,...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
'The Science Should Not Stand in the Way' of Reopening US Schools, Says White House Press Secretary
President Donald Trump's White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany raised eyebrows Thursday after claiming stating that scientific data "should not stand in the way of" reopening schools and falsely claiming that scientific consensus currently backs a full reopening. "The science should not...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Bolstering Case for Extending Unemployment Relief—and Higher Wages Overall—Study Shows Recipients Spent More During Pandemic
A new study published Thursday reveals that the federal government's unemployment boost of $600 a week for Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic helped reduce the nation's economic crash, making the case for extending the benefit as mass joblessness persists. According to...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Trump Move to Bring White Nationalist Sebastian Gorka Back to White House Blasted as 'Sanctioning Discrimination'
Rights activists and anti-racism advocates decried news from the White House this week that President Donald Trump is appointing notorious white nationalist Sebastian Gorka to the National Security Education Board, calling the decision a "slap in the face" to Jewish Americans and other marginalized...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
'More Georgians Will Die': As Covid-19 Ravages US, GOP Governor Brian Kemp Forbids Local Authorities From Imposing Mask Mandate
A decision Wednesday night by Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to issue an executive order banning the mandating of masks across the state has been met with anger and sustained criticism from public health advocates. "More Georgians will die because of Brian Kemp's actions tonight, but he doesn't...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
'Bye Bye Senator Collins': Victory for Democrat Sarah Gideon in Maine Sets Stage for Crucial US Senate Battle
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon easily won the state Democratic Party's nomination for Senate Tuesday, setting up a contest with incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins in a race that is expected to garner nationwide attention as which party controls the Senate after November's general election is...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
'Beans for Brains': Critics Say Trump Photo Promoting Goya Makes Clear Ivanka's Tweet Was No Mistake
President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed his support for Goya Foods after his daughter Ivanka came under fire for promoting the company in the wake of boycott threats over comments made by CEO Robert Unanue at a White House event last week. In a photo posted to his Instagram account, the...
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