Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @johnsonjakep

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
"He's Describing a Massacre": Trump Touts Herd Immunity Approach to Covid That Experts Warn Would Kill Millions
Insisting during a town hall Tuesday night that Covid-19 will simply disappear on its own—echoing a baseless claim he also made in February, March, April, May, June, July, and August—President Donald Trump touted a so-called "herd immunity" approach to the pandemic that public health experts warn...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
'It Is Past Time for Action': Ahead of Senate Antitrust Hearing, Groups Demand AGs Sue Google to End Monopoly Abuses
With a top Google executive facing questioning at a Senate Antitrust Subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon, a coalition of more than a dozen progressive advocacy groups called on the Department of Justice and state attorneys general to urgently file suit against the tech behemoth in order to end...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Schumer Demands Immediate Resignation of Alex Azar for Being 'Subservient' to Trump as HHS Officials Distort Covid-19 Threat
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday morning demanded the immediate resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for remaining "almost entirely silent" in the wake of explosive reporting detailing efforts by his subordinates to distort and censor the CDC's weekly Covid-19...
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An image from the European Space Agency, ESA, showing the glacier section that broke off the fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden. (Photo: European Space Agency) News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
'Yet Another Alarm Bell': Ice Chunk Twice Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glacier Amid Record Arctic Warming
A chunk of ice nearly twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenland's largest remaining glacier and fallen into the ocean, a frightening phenomenon that researchers and environmentalists attributed to record-breaking Arctic warming driven by the human-caused climate crisis. "This is yet...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Senator Demands HHS Official Michael Caputo Be Fired for Deranged 'Sedition' Rant Against CDC Scientists
Sen. Patty Murray late Monday night demanded the immediate firing of Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the Health and Human Services Department, after the former Trump campaign aide over the weekend launched into an unhinged tirade accusing CDC scientists of "sedition" against the...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
'Just Wildly, Blatantly Corrupt': Researcher Reveals DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Top USPS Job Opened
During a House hearing Monday examining Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's myriad potential conflicts of interest, researcher Lisa Graves testified that the former North Carolina logistics executive donated more than $600,000 to the GOP and President Donald Trump's reelection campaign in just a two-...
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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sanders Delivers Message to Lawmakers Who Claim US Can't Afford Green New Deal: Climate Catastrophe Is 'Much More Expensive'
Sen. Bernie Sanders used a virtual town hall on Saturday to call out his fellow members of Congress who—in the midst of record-shattering heat waves, massively destructive storms, and unprecedented wildfires—continue to insist that a Green New Deal aimed at combating the climate emergency and...
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Sunday, September 13, 2020
'There Has to Be Retribution': Trump Openly Endorses Extrajudicial Killings of Suspects by Law Enforcement
Discussing the recent police killing of a self-described anti-fascist suspected of fatally shooting a far-right activist in Portland, Oregon, President Donald Trump openly endorsed extrajudicial executions in a Fox News interview Saturday, declaring that "there has to be retribution." "I put out, '...
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Colorado US Postal Service News
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Warning 'Patently False' Information 'Will Sow Confusion,' Federal Judge Blocks Postal Service From Sending Mailers to Colorado Voters
A federal judge late Saturday ordered the U.S. Postal Service to immediately stop sending mailers containing false voting information to Colorado residents, saying he is "deeply troubled" by the decision to distribute the misleading postcards to households across the nation. "As a result of false...
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Sunday, September 13, 2020
'A Huge Slap in the Face': Family of Worker Who Died of Covid Slams Trump OSHA Over Paltry $15,600 Fine Against Meat Company
The family of Saul Sanchez, the first JBS Foods employee to die of Covid-19, is voicing outrage in response to the Trump Labor Department's decision to fine the ultra-profitable meat company just $15,615 for failing to adequately protect its workers from the coronavirus. "It's a huge slap in the...
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