Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Sanders Says Coronavirus 'A Red Flag for Current Dysfunctional and Wasteful Healthcare System'
Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a speech on Friday addressing "the lessons the nation can learn" from the coronavirus outbreak, which has intensified progressive demands for Medicare for All, paid sick leave, and other policies that would provide health and economic security for all. Sanders, a 2020...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
'Clear and Present Danger' to Public Health: Leading Progressive Group Demands Trump Resign Over Coronavirus Failure
Leading progressive advocacy group Public Citizen on Friday demanded that President Donald Trump resign immediately, declaring that his "intolerable failures of leadership" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic have "endangered the lives of all Americans." "President Donald Trump is a clear and...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Cruelty 'Off the Charts' as Trump Blocks States From Expanding Medicaid in Response to Coronavirus
As states across the U.S. struggle to contain the novel coronavirus and treat those who have been infected, the Trump administration is blocking state governments from expanding Medicaid coverage to ensure that vulnerable populations are able to receive necessary healthcare in the face of the...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
'Unconscionable': Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
The Trump administration made clear this week that it has no plans to scrap—or, at the very least, delay—a rule change that could strip federal food assistance from over a million people in the United States as the coronavirus spreads across the nation, heightening the need for measures to protect...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
As Coronavirus Pandemic Sweeps the Globe, Trump Authorizes New Bombing Campaign in the Middle East
Authorized by President Donald Trump, U.S. forces late Thursday carried out a wave of airstrikes across Iraq purportedly targeting an Iran-linked militia that the Pentagon claims was behind a rocket attack that killed two American servicemembers earlier this week. The airstrikes risk sparking yet...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
'Now Is the Time for Solidarity': Bernie Sanders Addresses Health and Economic Crisis Facing US as Coronavirus Spreads
Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the public Thursday on the "health and economic crisis" facing the United States as the coronavirus spreads across the nation, causing layoffs , threatening entire industries , and exposing gaping holes in America's social safety net. "Now is the time for solidarity,"...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Warmonger Tom Cotton Openly Threatens China, Claims Beijing 'Inflicted' Coronavirus on the World
Hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton issued a menacing statement on Thursday vowing that the United States "will hold accountable those who inflicted" the coronavirus on the world, seeming to suggest that the Chinese government is behind the pandemic. "The Wuhan coronavirus is a grave challenge to our great...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
US Reportedly Bombs Iran-Backed Militias Just as House Passes Resolution to Prevent Unauthorized War
The United States on Wednesday reportedly launched deadly airstrikes against Iran-backed militias on the border of Syria and Iraq just after the House of Representatives passed a War Powers Resolution aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran. "We know...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
152 House Democrats Join GOP to Reauthorize 'Abusive Government Surveillance Powers'
With the nation's attention fixed on the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation to extend FBI surveillance powers that were set to expire on March 15. The bill, formally titled the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act , cleared the...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Insurance Industry Corrects Trump: Actually, We're Only Waiving Copays for Coronavirus Testing, Not Treatment
In a prime-time televised address so filled with blatant errors that fact-checkers and the White House struggled to keep up and correct the record, President Donald Trump Wednesday night claimed that major U.S. insurance companies "have agreed to waive all copayments for coronavirus treatments" as...
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