Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Critics worry the United States under Donald Trump is moving more aggresively to war. News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Warnings of 'Nuclear Nightmare' as Trump Escalates Tensions With World Powers
"We need to step up sustained diplomacy. Firing off a bunch of missiles does nothing to address the crisis. We need negotiation, not posturing."
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Former ethics chief Walter Schaub says President Donald Trump appears to be profiting from the presidency. News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Former Ethics Chief Calls Trump White House a Kleptocratic 'Embarrassment'
With the Trump White House reeling from internal turmoil , burgeoning scandals , and investigations that have reportedly reached into the finances of the president's family, Walter Shaub—former head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE)—said in an interview with the Guardian on Monday that...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
'Revolting': Trump Openly Calls for Police Brutality in Long Island Speech
In a speech before law enforcement officials in Long Island, New York on Friday, President Donald Trump celebrated his administration's crackdown on immigration and encouraged police officers to be "rough" with those they detain—a statement that was widely seen as an explicit call for police...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
For Defeat of Trumpcare, Thank Disability Rights Activists, Not John McCain
"Folks praising Murkowski, Collins, and McCain: I think you misspelled Hirono, ADAPT, and every activist resisting the Republican agenda."
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Following Death of Trumpcare, 'Now It's Time for Medicare for All'
The last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the early hours of Friday morning, dealing a " humiliating " blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP and sparking jubilant celebration among those who have marched, called their representatives, and...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
GOP's Vague New Tax Plan Can't Hide True Aim: Massive Tax Cuts for Wealthy
With the nation's attention fixed on the Senate GOP's attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), several congressional Republicans, and two White House aides—who together make up a group called the "big six"— unveiled on Thursday an outline of their tax objectives...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
GOP Single-Payer Ploy Shows Just How 'Very Sick' US Healthcare Debate Remains
Amid soaring support for Medicare for All at the grassroots and among Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) is attempting to "troll" Democrats by proposing a single-payer amendment during the debate over his party's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The effort, according to...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
'Repugnant': On Top of Trans Ban, Trump DOJ Tells Employers They Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers
Just hours after President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that transgender people would no longer be permitted to serve in the armed forces, the Department of Justice on Wednesday launched what is being characterized as a separate attack on the LGBTQ community, this time by arguing in a legal...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
#OutragedAndUnafraid: Undocumented Youth Confront Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
"Taking brave action has been the only thing that has never failed us."
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Colonialism and Greed: Trump Considers Afghan War Expansion to Exploit Minerals
As the 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan approaches, President Donald Trump is reportedly being pressured by a billionaire financier and a chemical executive to extend the scope of the conflict for one simple, greedy reason: to exploit Afghanistan's mineral reserves. "This is...
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