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Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson

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Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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Sanders Says GOP Plot to Tank Student Debt Relief Will 'Hurt Them Politically'

"I have the radical idea that good policy is good politics," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "And it is good policy to cancel student debt in this country."

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Manchin 'Getting Desperate' as Opposition to Dirty Permitting Deal Grows Louder

After the West Virginia senator claimed he's a victim of "revenge politics," Sen. Bernie Sanders responded: "Defeating the Big Oil side deal is not about revenge."

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GOP Seizes on Biden's 'Pandemic Is Over' Remark to Demand Medicaid Cuts

On top of pushing for an end to pandemic-related Medicaid funding, Republican Sen. Richard Burr also asked the president whether he plans to "rescind" his student debt forgiveness plan.

Jake Johnson ·


World-Renowned Economists Call for 'Emergency' Corporate Profit Taxes to Avert Global Recession

Governments have a choice, argues a new report: Impose austerity programs that harm the poor, or tax "the multinationals and the super-rich, many of whom have also benefited from the crisis."

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Fears of 'Devastating' Global Recession Grow as Central Banks Continue Rate-Hiking Frenzy

"Central bankers are supposed to be looking out for the economy as a whole," wrote one observer. "But at the end of the day, they have the mentality of bankers, protecting creditors."

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Burning All Fossil Fuel Reserves Would Exceed Global 'Carbon Budget' 7 Times Over: New Data

"The transition away from fossil fuel-powered economies is critical to the survival of people and the planet."

Jake Johnson ·


'No Regard for the Law': Starbucks to Deny Union Workers New Paid Leave Benefits

"Their goal is to retaliate against and punish union stores," said Starbucks Workers United.

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'This Is About Corruption': Fury as Senate Poised to Delay Antitrust Vote

"It's time for Sen. Schumer to decide if he wants to be remembered for helping billionaires wreck democracy or for acting like the leader he claims to be," said one campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·

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