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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Trump sign News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Former Nuclear Launch Officers Warn Congress: Trump Should Not Have 'Absolute Power to Destroy Nations'
In an open letter to Congress on Thursday, 17 "former stewards of the launch keys" blasted President Donald Trump's repeated threats to use nuclear weapons and urged lawmakers to take action to curtail his authority. "The president has had ample opportunity to educate and humble himself to the...
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Ad for town hall News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
'Going Outside Traditional Media,' Sanders to Stream National 'Medicare for All' Town Hall With Digital Outlets
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that he is partnering with three ditigal media outlets "to do what cable channels and network news will not"—host the first-ever national "Medicare for All" town hall to "engage in an in-depth conversation about one of the issues that matter most to...
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immigrant protesting News
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Immigrant Advocates Denounce GOP Efforts to 'Sabotage' DACA Fix With Far-Right Wish List
With a contingent of House Republicans pushing for a new bill that would target both legal and undocumented immigrants, concerns are mounting about how much Democrats will compromise to pass legislation that would reestablish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "It's clear...
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News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Rising Concerns About Nuclear War as Trump Prepares to Loosen Constraints on Weapons
Advocates of nuclear disarmament are raising alarms about reports that the Trump administration is planning to loosen constraints on the U.S. nuclear weapons program, warning that the Pentagon's forthcoming plan "makes nuclear war more likely." Jon Wolfsthal, an official who worked on arms control...
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fire News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
New Report Reveals Trump's Year of Systemically Censoring Climate Crisis
A watchdog group that monitors U.S. government websites released a new report on Wednesday detailing serious concerns about censorship and the "systemic" manner in which the Trump administration is misleading the public about the environment, energy, and the climate crisis. The report (pdf),...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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