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 fire burns at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, on April 2. News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Third Houston Area Chemical Fire in Under Three Weeks Prompts Calls for Action From Progressives, Environmental Groups
A third chemical fire in the Houston area in less than three weeks has Texans and environmentalists questioning the safety of energy corporations and calling for strict reforms. On Tuesday morning, an explosion at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, roughly 25 miles northeast of Houston, killed one...
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An image of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was used for target practice by UK soldiers in Afghanistan. News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
'Not Just Inappropriate. It's Fascistic': Outrage Over UK Soldiers Using Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for Target Practice
British soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, used an image of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as target practice, drawing criticism from United Kingdom progressives and triggering an internal investigation. Video of the soldiers firing weapons at a large picture of Corbyn went viral early Wednesday...
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Comedian Joanna Hausmann argues for U.S. intervention in Venezuela in a New York Times op ed. News
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
'Weak Journalism': NYT Fails to Disclose Op-Ed Writer's Close Family Ties to Venezuelan Opposition Leader
A recent video opinion piece published by The New York Times intended to drum up support for U.S. involvement in Venezuela failed to disclose the author's ties to the opposition government, leading to criticism from progressives of the paper's coverage. Joanna Hausmann, a comedian who posts highly...
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An EMT student stabilizes a patient. News
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
'Making Money Off Dysfunction': Bolstering Medicare for All Case, Survey Shows Americans Accrued $88 Billion in Healthcare Debt in 2018
Americans borrowed $88 billion in 2018 to cover their healthcare, putting yet another number to the argument against the private insurance system as the best provider of care and making the case for universal healthcare even stronger. That's not all. 45% of U.S. adults fear a health issue could...
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A section of the border wall ending in the Pacific Ocean in San Diego–Tijuana. News
Monday, April 01, 2019
'Trump's Brand Is Crisis': Progressives, Dems, and Pope Sound Alarm Over Threat to Close Border
President Donald Trump's threat to close the southern border was met with criticism and concern from politicians, activists, the public—and Pope Francis. Trump is taking the action, he said , because of what he believes is a crisis in drug smuggling and human trafficking. In remarks to reporters...
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The logo for the ACLU's "Rights for All" Campaign. News
Monday, April 01, 2019
ACLU 'All In' on Push for Civil Liberties in 2020 Election
The ACLU is putting $30 million into the 2020 election cycle to promote a vision of civil liberties that will require candidates running for president to support four broad planks in order to receive the organization's support. The civil liberties group is pushing candidates on a campaign called "...
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Howard Schultz speaking with the media at Arizona State University in January. News
Monday, April 01, 2019
'Billionaires for President!': Howard Schultz Heckled at Democracy Reform Summit
"Billionaires for president! Billionaires for president!" That was the sarcastic rallying cry former Starbucks CEO and current billionaire Howard Schultz heard from protesters during his appearance Sunday at the Unrig Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Schultz's appeared at the self-described "premier...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House. News
Friday, March 29, 2019
'Shame!': DHS Asks for Power to Deport Unaccompanied Children
The Donald Trump administration is looking at ways to codify deportation of unaccompanied minors, a move that was decried by progressives, liberals, and even some on the right. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, in a letter to Congress, asked for authority to begin...
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Donald Trump Jr. talks to the press on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. News
Friday, March 29, 2019
GOP 'Terrified' of AOC: Trump Jr. and Party Take Aim at N.Y. Dem
Hillary Clinton is no longer the most targeted Republican foe—that dubious honor, ahead of the 2020 election, belongs to freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New York Democrat's rise to prominence in the GOP mind was on full display Thursday evening in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses the chamber on March 25, 2019. News
Friday, March 29, 2019
'Absurdly Craven': McConnell Pursues New Nuclear Option on Judges, Enraging Progressives
Senate Republicans will be able to fill the nation's federal courts with conservative justices even more rapidly under a new rule change proposed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, infuriating progressives. McConnell's latest salvo in the battle over the courts is less dramatic than his work to...
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