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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2018 News
Monday, May 21, 2018
72% of Democrats Say Opposing Trump Isn't Enough, Want Congressional Candidates to Push Progressive Agenda
Amid congressional primary races and ahead of the November 6 election, new survey results indicate that a large majority of Democratic voters believe that promoting a " progressive agenda " should be the top priority of any Democrat running for Congress. A CBS News/YouGov poll (pdf) asked Democrats...
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BFF News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Citing 'Common Good,' Nearly 1,500 Scientists Demand Congress Shield Endangered Species Act From GOP Attacks
In honor of Endangered Species Day on Friday, 1,452 American scientists sent a letter to Congress demanding that they "protect the scientific foundation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and reject any attempts to weaken or compromise the role of science in protecting species." The letter (pdf)...
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News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Sanders Slams US Inequality as Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans Can't Afford Basic Necessities
"Is that really the kind of society we want to be living in?" That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to a new study from United Way's ALICE Project , which found that 43 percent of U.S. households—nearly 51 million families—cannot afford "a bare-bones household budget of housing, child...
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Barrow Island News
Friday, May 18, 2018
'Reality Check': Report Shows 'Staggering' Failure to Protect Biodiversity as Humans Threaten Third of Nature Reserves
In what's being called a " stunning reality check ," a new study published in the journal Science reveals that despite global efforts to safeguard biodiversity by establishing nature reserves, nearly a third of the world's "protected land is under intense human pressure." "For us to find such a...
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
As Corker-Kaine AUMF Denounced as 'Recipe for Disaster,' Merkley Proposes Plan to Curb President's War Powers
Anti-war advocates and progressive national security experts are praising Sen. Jeff Merkley's (D-Ore.) challenge to a proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that critics warn would expand the executive branch's military authority and " further entrench the United States in endless...
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Trump News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
'Nonstop, Habitual, and Compulsive Liar': Poll Shows Just 13 Percent of Americans Consider Trump Truthful
Less than halfway through President Donald Trump's second year in office, a mere 13 percent of Americans believe the president is "honest and trustworthy," according to new polling results . Since February 2017, SurveyMonkey has periodically polled American adults about the president's personal...
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fishies News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
As World's Oceans Warm, Hundreds of Fish Species Forced to Swim for Their Lives
The climate crisis poses a growing threat to fisheries across the globe, as warming oceans force marine species to head for the poles or deeper waters—and away from some of the world's most heavily fished areas, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS ONE . Warming ocean waters, as...
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Social media consultant Jason Sullivan News
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Mueller Has Subpoenaed Trump Adviser Roger Stone's Social Media Consultant: Report
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two grand jury subpoenas for a social media consultant hired by Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, before the 2016 election, Reuters revealed Wednesday. While Mueller's office declined to comment, a lawyer for Jason Sullivan, the...
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teachers News
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
'Largest Act of Organized Teacher Political Action in State History' as North Carolina Joins National Wave
Drawing inspiration from a wave of public education protests that have swept across several states in recent months, nearly 20,000 North Carolina teachers descended on Raleigh, the state capital, on Wednesday to " march for students and rally for respect ." WATCH: Thousands of North Carolina...
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CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel News
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Democrats Shamed for Supporting Gina Haspel, CIA Nominee Who Oversaw 'Chaining Detainees to Ceiling for Days, Naked or in Diapers'
After the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday advanced Gina Haspel 's nomination to direct the CIA despite the key role she played in agency's post-9/11 torture program, the full chamber is poised to offer its final approval—with the large majority of Republicans and at least five Democrats...
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