Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett

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

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Trump Has 'Full Confidence' in Top Aide Forced to Resign After Allegations of Domestic Abuse
President Donald Trump's staff secretary Rob Porter was forced to resign on Wednesday after separate news reports exposed detailed allegations—and photographic evidence —that he had physically, emotionally, and verbally abused his two ex-wives. Porter claimed in a statement that allegations...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Putting Dent in Olympic Diplomacy, Pence Vows 'Most Aggressive' Sanctions Yet for North Korea
Ahead of the Olympic Winter Games—which kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea on Friday—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence fueled fears that the Trump White House "plans to try to disrupt any normalization of North Korea amid the feel-good setting of the games" by announcing on Wednesday that the U.S. "...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Climate 'Hero' Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence for Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline
Michael Foster, the valve turner who temporarily halted the flow of tar sands oil in TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in October 2016, called for future actions to address the global climate crisis before he headed to prison, where he is expected to serve at least a year of his three-year sentence...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
To Help Save Humanity, A Six-Step Guide to Combat Fossil Fuel Industry's Climate Lies
After examining more than 40 common climate change myths pushed by those who are hell-bent on discrediting scientific conclusions about the global crisis, three researchers teamed up to create a six-step critical thinking tool that helps people combat misinformation by "neutralizing" the lies. John...
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Citing Infamous Big Tobacco Hearing, Sanders Wants Drug CEOs to Testify on Opioid Crisis
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling for pharmaceutical industry executives to testify in the Senate and for lawmakers to investigate the role manufacturers and distributors have played in fueling the national opioid crisis. "It is time for the United States Congress to investigate this crisis,...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Countering Trump's 'Hostility' Toward Media, Bill Would Protect Journalists From Intimidation and Assault
Condemning President Donald Trump for creating a "climate of extreme hostility to the press," more than a dozen Democrats in the U.S. House, with support from the largest communications labor union in the country, have proposed the Journalism Protection Act, which would make it a federal crime to...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Decrying 'Dog-Eat-Dog System,' #PoorPeoplesCampaign Kicks Off 40 Days of 'Moral Action'
In Washington, D.C. and more than two dozen states across the country on Monday, supporters of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival gathered to kick off 40 days of "moral action" to highlight "the human impact of policies which promote systemic racism, poverty, the war...
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Monday, February 05, 2018
White Supremacist Holocaust Denier Likely to Become GOP Nominee in US House Race
A Holocaust-denying white supremacist, Arthur "Art" Jones, is the only Republican primary candidate running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District, meaning he will likely become the party's official nominee next month, according to local reports . The 70-year...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
'Crisis No One Is Talking About': GOP Threatens Healthcare of 26 Million People
While the Republican-controlled Congress finally approved funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program in late January after it lapsed in September, lawmakers have failed to renew funding for thousands of community health centers, which also expired in the fall—a move that "has quietly...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
Global Alarm as Trump CDC Plans to 'Dramatically' Slash Epidemic Prevention
Global health experts and Democratic lawmakers are raising alarm about a plan by the nation's top public health agency to " dramatically " scale back its efforts to combat outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad due to uncertainty over future funding from the Republican-controlled Congress and the...
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