Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

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

Articles by this author

DACA protest News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
DACA Immigration Protections Must Continue for Now, Judge Says
A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but immigrant rights advocates warn the ruling is no cause for celebration, with long legal and legislative battles ahead. San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge...
Read more
Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.) News
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
New STABLE GENIUS Act Would Mandate Mental Fitness Exams for Presidential Candidates
In a clear jab at President Donald Trump's recent tweets defending his mental fitness, a Democratic congressman announced Tuesday that he is introducing the STABLE GENIUS Act, which would require presidential candidates to undergo and publicly disclose the details of a standard medical exam. "The...
Read more
News
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
'This Study Should Alarm Everyone': US Child Mortality Rate 70% Higher Than Other Wealthy Nations
American kids are 70 percent more likely to die during childhood compared with children in other wealthy, democratic nations, according to a peer-reviewed study published Monday by Health Affairs. "The U.S. is the most dangerous of wealthy, democratic countries in the world for children." —Dr...
Read more
Diplomatic talks on Korean peninsula News
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Progress Between North and South Korea Marred by Reports of Trump Considering "Bloody Nose" Bombings
Following diplomatic talks between North and South Korea aimed at easing tensions over military drills and nuclear weapons, the North has agreed to send a contingent of athletes and high ranking officials to the Olympic Games in PyeongChang next month, even as the Trump administration is reportedly...
Read more
Harvey rescue operation News
Monday, January 08, 2018
As Climate Crisis Intensifies, $300+ Billion in Damages Makes 2017 Costliest Year Ever
Devastating hurricanes and wildfires— fueled in part by anthropogenic climate change—contributed to more than $300 billion in disaster-related damage across the United States last year, making 2017 the costliest year on record for extreme weather events, according to a government report released...
Read more
White House protest News
Monday, January 08, 2018
Trump 'Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,' Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out
In a move that triggered an immediate protest outside the White House and that advocates say "stands out as among the most cruel to date" in the Trump administration's ongoing attack on immigrant communities, the government announced Monday that it is ending temporary protections for nearly 200,000...
Read more
BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill News
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Trump Administration Condemned for Plan to 'Recklessly' Expand Offshore Drilling
Environmental groups are responding with fury and condemnation to the Trump administration's new plans, announced Thursday by the Interior Department, to " recklessly " expand offshore drilling for gas and oil in the Gulf of Mexico, around Alaska, and all along the East and West coasts of the...
Read more
trump News
Thursday, January 04, 2018
'Genuine Menace': Trump Calls in Lawyers to Block Publication of Embarrassing Book
President Donald Trump is attempting to block the release of a highly-anticipated " bombshell " book featuring interviews with members of his inner circle—including those who reportedly called him a " fucking idiot " and said " He's not only crazy, he's stupid "—by submitting a cease-and-desist...
Read more
News
Thursday, January 04, 2018
'This Is Not a Drill': Attorney General Sessions Coming for Nation's Legalized Pot
On the heels of a California law legalizing recreational marijuana use, which took effect Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to rescind the federal policy that has enabled Americans to grow, sell, and use cannabis in places where it has been legalized, without federal intervention,...
Read more
Supporters of Libre Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla News
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Leftist Coalition in Honduras Calls for Uprising Ahead of Presidential Inauguration
After weeks of nationwide protests in Honduras over allegations of election fraud in the nation's November presidential election—in which the incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández ultimately claimed victory—opposition parties are calling for a sustained uprising and a new election as human...
Read more

Pages