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, August 01, 2018
Fox & Friends Poll Designed to Discredit Medicare for All Explodes in Their Face
When President Donald Trump's favorite right-wing television program "Fox & Friends" launched a Twitter poll on Tuesday asking whether the benefits of Medicare for All "outweigh the costs," they likely didn't expect 73 percent of the nearly 32,000 respondents to answer yes—but that's precisely...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Socialism on the Rise as Americans Seek Out Bold, Humane Alternatives to the Brutality of Trump and Capitalism
The thousands of democratic socialists in the United States who have been organizing and fighting for justice in political obscurity for years likely never thought their ideas would be the subject of heated debates on prominent talk-shows like "The View" or feature pieces in such establishment...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
But How Will They Pay for It? Trump Plan Would Bypass Congress to Hand Rich Another $100 Billion in Tax Cuts
No longer bothering to pretend that its tax policy amounts to anything more than dumping as much money as possible into the pockets of ultra-wealthy CEOs and investors, the Trump administration is considering a plan to leapfrog Congress and unilaterally hand the richest Americans another $100...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for 'Accidentally Making the Case for Medicare for All'
After a study by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center that was clearly designed as a deceptive attack on Medicare for All inadvertently bolstered the economic case for single-payer—which is rapidly growing in popularity among the public and U.S. lawmakers —Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday...
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Critics Decry 'Twisted and Dangerous' Views Espoused by Jeff Sessions and His 'Religious Liberty Task Force'
Speaking at the Justice Department's so-called Religious Liberty Summit in Washington—an event described as "one-sided and stacked" with fervently anti-gay spokespeople of the Christian right—Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the creation of a "Religious Liberty Task Force" that...
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"Indians deserve to grow, produce, distribute good food for all, instead of bad food and fake food imposed by the unscientific, undemocratic, anti-national labelling rules for the profits of the GMO and junk food industry at the cost of people's health," author and food sovereignty activist Vandana Shiva wrote in a recent column. News
Monday, July 30, 2018
Despite Ban and New Labels, Study Reveals 'Large-Scale Illegal Presence' of GMOs in India's Food Supply
Despite India's law barring genetically modified (GM) foods from being produced or sold in the country without government approval, a study by the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) found that thanks to lax enforcement, a deeply flawed labeling system , and corporate deception...
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Koch-Funded Hit Piece Backfires: Shows Medicare for All Would Save 'Whopping $2 Trillion' Over Ten Years While Covering Everybody
If the billionaire Koch brothers really want to undermine the economic case for Medicare for All, they have a funny way of showing it . Judging by the headlines alone , it would appear that the newly published study projecting that Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) widely popular Medicare for All plan...
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Friday, July 27, 2018
Because He "Won't Let Go of His Corporate Polluter Past," EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler Already Facing Lawsuit and Call for Ethics Probe
Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler hasn't even been on the job for a full month , and he's already facing a lawsuit from one of the nation's most prominent environmental groups and a call for an ethics probe, after it was reported that he has repeatedly violated vows...
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Friday, July 27, 2018
"You Can't Eat GDP": Reminder That Most Workers Are Struggling as Trump and Corporate Media Tout Economic Growth
As President Donald Trump and corporate media outlets on Friday enthusiastically touted new GDP figures showing that the U.S. economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, many economists and progressive commentators were quick to counter the glowing headlines by pointing out that...
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Friday, July 27, 2018
Cohen Reportedly Ready to Tell Mueller Trump Knew All About 2016 Meeting Between Don Jr. and Russian Lawyer Promising 'Dirt' on Clinton
Giving the public and federal investigators further reason to doubt President Donald Trump's repeated insistence that he knew nothing about a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, Don Jr., and several Kremlin-connected Russian nationals promising " dirt " on Hillary Clinton, the president's...
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