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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voting booths News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Maryland on Verge of Becoming 11th State to Win Automatic Voter Registration
The Maryland legislature on Wednesday sent a bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's desk in hopes of becoming the 11th state to automatically register all eligible citizens to vote when they interact with state agencies. "Creating an automatic registration program that links voting to everyday...
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tax scam sign News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
'Entirely Predictable': Most Americans Say They Are Not Seeing Paycheck Boost From GOP Tax Scam
The #GOPTaxScam is living up to the moniker it earned from critics last year, according to a new poll that shows the majority of Americans are not seeing paycheck increases from the plan that Republicans forced through Congress in December. "This was entirely predictable—despite Republican claims...
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keep abortion legal sign News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
As States Jockey for Most Egregious Attack on Abortion Rights, Warnings Grow Over Sinister Master Plan
On Tuesday the Kentucky legislature passed a bill—which Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to sign—barring a common abortion procedure after 11 weeks of pregnancy, just the latest move by anti-choice politicians to enact unconstitutional state-level abortion regulations in hopes of forcing the...
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
While Workers Get Crumbs, GOP Tax Scam Analysis Details $25 Billion 'Bonanza' for Big Oil
"The oil and gas industry benefitted to the tune of billions of dollars from the Trump tax cut bill... And you didn't." "This oil company bonanza was the anticipated result of a bill well crafted for this purpose." —Antonia Juhasz, Pacific Standard That's how the Center for Biological Diversity...
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Cynthia Nixon News
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
'Mad as Hell' Cynthia Nixon Calls Out Gov. Cuomo as Fake Progressive and Bully in Fiery Speech
A week after actress and political activist Cynthia Nixon launched her campaign as a progressive challenger to New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the NYC native headed to the state capitol to talk corruption, inequality, and education. "In New York City he puts on an entire Broadway show to...
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Jared Kushner News
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
After Public Outcry, White House Ethics Office Probes Suspicious Loans to Kushner Companies
According to a March 22 letter released Monday, White House ethics attorneys are investigating a pair of loans given to Kushner Companies, the family real estate company of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is facing mounting scrutiny following reports about...
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students with banner News
Monday, March 26, 2018
Students March #50MilesMore to Deliver Gun Reform Demands to Paul Ryan's Doorstep
Wisconsin high school students are marching 50 miles over four days from the state capital to the hometown of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan to demand gun safety legislation as part of the student-led movement that has followed the massacre of 17 people in Parkland, Florida last month. NOW: About 50...
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Trump iceberg News
Monday, March 26, 2018
'Tip of the Iceberg': Watchdog Files Ethics Complaints Targeting 30 Lobbyists in Trump Administration
Underscoring allegations that "ethics do not matter in the Trump administration," a watchdog group on Monday filed complaints against 30 lobbyists whom President Donald Trump has appointed to his administration without ethics rule waivers—and experts warn this is only the "tip of the iceberg,"...
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Yemeni child treated News
Monday, March 26, 2018
In Wake of 'Shameful' Vote by US Senate, New Cholera Warning for Yemen
After a " shameful and unacceptable " vote by the U.S. Senate last week to kill a bill that would have halted the nation's military support for a Saudi-led war in Yemen, the U.N. agency for children is warning about the likelihood of another deadly cholera outbreak. "In a few weeks from now the...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
Number of Starving People Surged to 124 Million Last Year Because "People Won't Stop Shooting at Each Other," Says UN Expert
Largely due to armed conflicts, there has been "a staggering and stomach-churning 55 percent increase" in the number of acutely hungry people worldwide over the past two years, according to the head of the U.N. food agency. "The consequences of conflict and climate change are stark: millions of...
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