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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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
From the Front Lines of California's Fires, Yolo County Joins 1,750+ Communities in Declaring Climate Emergency
As California endures unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change, county leaders in an agricultural community west of Sacramento continued a global trend of local governments issuing climate emergency declarations on Tuesday by approving a resolution that calls for an inclusive, justice-...
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In response to recent reporting on President Donald Trump's tax returns, the Biden campaign launched the "Trump Tax Calculator." News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Biden Campaign: "Do You Pay More or Less in Federal Income Taxes Than Our 'Billionaire' President? Use This Calculator to Find Out."
Hours before the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden released his 2019 tax returns and his campaign launched a tool to help voters quickly determine whether they pay more in federal income taxes than President Donald Trump—whose financial troubles and tax avoidance...
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Protesters gathered outside of a post office in Dayton, Ohio for a socially distanced Save The Post Office demonstration demanding that elected officials and Postmaster General DeJoy provide at least $25 billion in immediate support for the USPS as well as stop and reverse mail slowdown policies introduced by DeJoy. (Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New Report Details Why Postal Service—Which Must Be Protected—Shouldn't Be Run Like a Business
On the heels of new polling that shows the large majority of Americans don't believe the United States Postal Service should be run like a business, a paper published Tuesday not only challenges "long-standing misconceptions" and "unrealistic expectations" regarding the USPS but also proposes "a clear alternative to neoliberal wishes for 'sustainable business models' or outright privatization."
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High surf from Hurricane Laura covers a jetty in Galveston, Texas on August 27, 2020. (Photo: Ellie Cherryhomes/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, September 28, 2020
'Very Bad News': Scientists Behind New Study Warn Warming Oceans 'Contributing to Climate Breakdown'
In a rare calm moment during a historically active Atlantic hurricane season, an international team of climate scientists on Monday published a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change showing that human-caused global heating is making the world's oceans more "stable"—which, as co-author...
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 26, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, September 28, 2020
Progressives Warn Barrett's Right-Wing Ideology and Past Rulings Signal She Could Intentionally 'Make the Country a More Unjust Place'
Since President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed reports that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, warnings have mounted from progressive critics who argue that Barrett's right-wing ideology and judicial rulings should...
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks as Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) looks on during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol September 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Senate Democrats discussed GOP efforts to confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 25, 2020
'Knives Out on SCOTUS': Patriotic Millionaires Open Letter Pushes Senate Dems to Fight 'Nakedly Illegitimate' Nomination Attempt
Ahead of reporting Friday that President Donald Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Patriotic Millionaires launched a "Knives Out on SCOTUS" campaign pressuring Senate Democrats to fight back against "morally-bankrupt Republican hypocrites" in...
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper attends the Medal of Honor ceremony to be awarded to U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas Payne in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, September 25, 2020
40 Groups Demand Congress Probe 'Gross Misuse' of $1 Billion in Covid-19 Funding by Pentagon
A coalition of 40 ideologically diverse organizations on Thursday demanded that federal lawmakers investigate allegations from earlier this week that the Pentagon misused much of $1 billion in congressionally appropriated Covid-19 relief funding for what one critic called "a colossal backdoor...
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Climate activists gather for a global day of action organized by the Fridays for Future youth movement during the coronavirus pandemic on September 25, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo: Omer Messinger/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 25, 2020
Masked, Socially Distanced, and Mad as Hell: Global Youth Take to the Streets for Over 3,200 #ClimateStrike Events
Young advocates for ambitious climate action poured into the streets across the globe Friday—wearing masks and abiding by other local Covid-19 safety policies—for over 3,200 #ClimateStrike events that aim to pressure people in power to treat the planetary crisis like the emergency it is.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) pauses while speaking as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) react during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Squad and Rep. Speier Unveil Resolution Urging Action to Mitigate Violence Against Female Politicians
Five congresswomen—including the four progressive freshmen known collectively as the Squad—came together Thursday to introduce a House resolution urging the federal government to "adopt policies that promote women's political participation and mitigate violence against women in politics, in person...
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Unemployed airport workers and others hold a demonstration on August 13, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 24, 2020
'Anti-Poverty Programs: They Work!' Experts Declare After Fed Survey Reveals Benefits of Covid-19 Relief
After Americans received a $1,200 stimulus check earlier this year as part of a broader Covid-19 relief package, the number who said they could afford to cover a $400 emergency expense with cash rose from last year, despite an ongoing economic disaster resulting from the U.S. government's failed response to the pandemic
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