Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA's 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
With Covid-19 Raging, Warnings of Worse-Than-Usual Hurricane Season Point to Trouble Ahead
Scientists are sounding the alarm that this year's hurricane season could be catastrophic, citing predictions of higher-than-usual activity expected this summer and fall in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has pushed public health systems and the economies to the brink around the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on May 21, 2020. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Despite Deadly Pandemic, Trump Says: "We Don't Want Anybody to Do Mail-in Ballots"
President Donald Trump on Thursday declared—not for the first time—that he did not want to see U.S. voters use mail-in ballots in November's general election even as the nation faces a pandemic that has killed nearly 90,000 Americans so far. "We don't want anyone to do mail-in ballots," Trump said...
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Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop saying "Closed due to coronavirus." News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
'Just Give People the Money': Progressives Rip Third Way-Approved Complicated Tax Credit Relief Proposal
AA new proposal from four senators—two Democrats and two Republicans—to offer a tax credit for workers displaced by the coronavirus outbreak is under fire from progressive critics who warn the convoluted plan is both insufficient to the scale of the crisis and an affront to more simple and far-...
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The Dow Chemical logo is shown on a building in downtown Midland, home of the Dow Chemical Company corporate headquarters, December 10th, 2015 in Midland, Michigan. Recent news reports have indicated a possible merger between Dow and DuPont. News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
After Dams Fail, Dow Admits Floodwaters in Midland, Michigan 'Commingling' With Toxic Chemical Storage Ponds
Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility and Superfund site, the company admitted Wednesday, raising the possibility that the flood could turn into a full-fledged environmental catastrophe. At 10:00am EST, Dow announced that "there were flood...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves after a press briefing at the State Department on May 20, 2020. News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Dinners Hosted by Pompeo Spark Concern Over Real Purpose
Already beset by a series of existing scandals, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is facing new criticism after NBC News reported Tuesday night that the nation's top diplomat used taxpayer funds to host lavish dinners for billionaires, conservative news personalities, celebrities, and other figures...
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sits across from Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) during a roundtable discussion about refugee and human rights at the Oxfam America Boston headquarters on Oct. 1, 2019. News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Progressives Slam Oil-Soaked Steny Hoyer for Backing Joe Kennedy III Over Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey
Progressives and climate activists expressed frustration with Democratic Party leadership after Politico reported Tuesday that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer would be holding a virtual fundraiser for Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Ed Markey in the 2020 Massachusetts...
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Signs hang from the Meridian Heights apartment building in Northwest Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020. News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Economists Warn 'Prolonged Depression Guaranteed' If GOP Refuse Federal Aid to State and Local Governments
The ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy will be devastating enough to send the country into a certain and "prolonged depression," economist Josh Bivens warned Tuesday, unless federal aid is delivered to state and local governments. "State and local governments are...
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Hens rescued by Animal Place await transportation to the group's California facility. News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
As Millions of Factory Farmed Animals Sent to Mass Slaughter, These 'Lucky 1,000' Chickens Rescued
As reports continue to come out of the nation's meat processing industry's planned slaughter of millions of pigs and chickens due to labor and health concerns in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, animal rights groups are stepping up to rescue as many creatures as possible from mechanized death...
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An antitrust case against the online giant is coming, say regulators. News
Sunday, May 17, 2020
'Long Overdue': Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level
Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases. "An antitrust case against Google is long overdue, said Sarah Miller, executive director of the Economic Liberties Project. "We...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked an ideological shift across the Democratic Party. News
Sunday, May 17, 2020
'Reality is Radicalizing': As Pandemic Pushes Biden to Embrace Progressive Ideas He Once Spurned, Left Says We Told You So
The Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign is beginning to adopt more progressive, big-government positions than the candidate ran on in the primary election, generating frustration from progressives who pointed out that the left wing of the party has been calling...
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