Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Cali fire News
Friday, August 17, 2018
'Hothouse Earth' Co-Author Says 'People Will Look Back on 2018 as the Year When Climate Reality Hit'
Amid a flurry of "breathless headlines" about warnings in a new study that outlines a possible "Hothouse Earth" scenario, one co-author optimistically expressed his belief that "people will look back on 2018 as the year when climate reality hit."
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News
Friday, August 17, 2018
Demanding End to 'Unprecedented' Secrecy, Senators Say Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself About Role in Post-9/11 Torture Program
Three Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee claimed Thursday that documents suggest "wildly unpopular" U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied to lawmakers about his role in the George W. Bush administration's torture program during his 2006 confirmation hearing to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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kerala News
Friday, August 17, 2018
As 'Unprecedented Flooding Havoc' Kills Hundreds in Kerala, Indian Scientist Decries 'Man-Made Disaster'
As "unprecedented flooding havoc" from a monsoon has killed at least 186 people and displaced some 223,000 in Kerala—a state in Southern India that borders the Arabian Sea—in recent days, scientists worldwide warn that the climate crisis will continue to exacerbate extreme weather, including through dangerous increases in rainfall.
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Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Senate Dems Threaten Suit to Get Kavanaugh Records as Poll Shows Trump Nominee Least Popular in Decades
While Senate Democrats continue to fight for records pertaining to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh—threatening on Thursday to sue the National Archives for documents detailing his time working for the second Bush administration—a new poll from CNN revealed Kavanaugh is the least popular nominee in more than three decades.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Confirming True Intentions Behind Attack on National Monuments, Trump Plan Kicks Open the Gate for 'Mining, Logging, and Drilling'
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Wednesday unveiled draft plans to enable widespread fossil fuel extraction and other destructive practices on about a million acres of public lands in Utah, underscoring President Donald Trump's intentions behind his attack on a pair of national monuments designated by his Democratic predecessors.
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NE landowners News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Stalling Trump's 'Illegal Rubber-Stamp' of Keystone XL, Federal Court Orders Full Environmental Review
Rejecting what critics have called the Trump administration's "illegal rubber-stamp" of the Keystone XL pipeline, a federal court in Great Falls, Montana has sided with opponents of the project and mandated a full environmental impact review for the proposed route.
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immigrant kids News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Senate Dems Demand 'Immediate Action' to Reunite Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), joined by 16 other Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday demanding "immediate action" to reunite the immigrant families torn apart and detained under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
"It's About Time": Canada Celebrated for Banning Bee-Killing Neonics While US Backslides
While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, conservationists are celebrating Canada "for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides."
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Randy Bryce News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Randy "IronStache" Bryce, Who Ran on Toppling Right-Wing Zealot Paul Ryan, Victorious in Wisconsin
After launching his campaign with a viral video that targeted retiring Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's devotion to ripping healthcare away from millions of sick and impoverished Americans, Randy "IronStache" Bryce won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin's 1st District Tuesday night.
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Denouncing 'Wanton Disregard for Congress and the American People,' Dems Call on Ajit Pai to Come Clean About False FCC Cyberattack
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are demanding answers after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai finally admitted last week that—as many cyber experts, digital rights advocates , and members of Congress had long suspected—the claim that the agency's public...
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