Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is managing editor for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @jonqueally

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"The Inspector General's report makes it clear that the Department of Veteran Affairs misled the public while conducting cruel experiments on dogs in violation of federal law," said Rep. Titus in a statement. (Photo: Molly Wald / Best Friends Animal Society) News
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Lawmakers Rebuke Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Using 'Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Cruel, Painful Experiments on Dogs'
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday reiterated a call for a permanent ban on cruel canine experimentation by the U.S. Veterans Health Administration after the release of a report by its Inspector General's office which found the agency violated federal law by conducting painful research on dogs without...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Friday, July 10, 2020
Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He's Not on TV So Much Anymore
Amid reporting that President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci are now barely on speaking terms, the top health official admitted in an interview published Friday that his reputation for truth-telling and fact-based warnings about the coronavirus outbreak is likely why the American people have...
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The Confederate soldiers and sailors statue is hoisted down to the ground by a crane on July 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.  The vast majority of monuments recently removed were erected decades after the 1865 dissolution of the Confederacy, note the organizers behind the new mapping project, and "served as a means of racist intimidation in a period when Black people had gained expanded political, social, and economic freedoms" in the South. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images) News
Friday, July 10, 2020
New Interactive Map Details 67 Confederate Monuments (and Counting) Removed Since George Floyd Murder
A community organizing group dedicated to racial justice released Friday a new interactive map detailing the location and background of the nearly 70 monuments in former Confederate states that have been taken down, renamed, or removed since the police murder of George Floyd earlier this year...
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Medicare for All advocate Ady Barkan along with his wife, Rachael, and his two young children Carl and Willow, as they speak via conference with presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. (Photo: Screengrab/BeAHeroFund/NotThisNews) News
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Biden Defends Undying Allegiance to For-Profit Healthcare During Interview With Dying Medicare for All Advocate Ady Barkan
After studiously avoiding a face-to-face interview during the Democratic presidential primary, presumptive nominee Joe Biden finally agreed to answer questions from Medicare for All advocate Ady Barkan, a progressive activist who suffers from the terminal and degenerative disease known as ALS. "...
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Police officers in Buffalo, New York walk by the motionless body of 75-year-old Martin Gugino as he bleeds from his ear after being attack attacked by officers during a protest on June 5, 2020. (Photo: Screengrab/WBFO) News
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Markey Bill, Backed by Sanders and Warren, Moves to Abolish Qualified Immunity for Cops 'Once-and-for-All'
In the wake of the recent killings of George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky—which sparked a national uprising against racial injustice and police violence—Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday introduced a new bill in the U...
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial on April 23, 2020, in Keystone, South Dakota. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Cheyenne River Sioux Chair Offers to Rip Down Mount Rushmore—"Free of Charge... By Myself If I Must"
Describing the iconic South Dakota mountain carving that depicts the heads of famous U.S presidents as nothing but a monument to "our molesters," the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation Harold Frazier this week said he would willingly tear down Mount Rushmore if given the chance—with or...
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"We should be protecting communities, our democracy, and the environment, not tearing these things apart as Trump hoped to do," said Gloria Smith, attorney with the Sierra Club. (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) News
Friday, June 26, 2020
'No One Is Above the Law': Federal Court Rules Trump Effort to Seize Pentagon Funds for Border Wall Is Illegal
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Donald Trump another rebuke Friday by ruling that the administration's efforts to redirect previously appropriated Pentagon funds towards his border wall was an unlawful violation of the Constitution. "These funds were appropriated for other...
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President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Saturday, June 20, 2020
'Most Corrupt President in Our Lifetimes': At Barr's Request, Trump Fires US Attorney Geoffrey Berman
At the request of Attorney General William Barr, President Donald Trump fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in Manhattan on Saturday, less than a day after the top prosecutor publicly disputed claims from Barr that he had resigned voluntarily. "The DOJ is not meant to be a political tool of the...
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 Pope Francis leads the Corpus Domini Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo: Vatican Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Thursday, June 18, 2020
New Vatican Document Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment to Serve Planet and the Common Good
A new 226-page document issued by the Vatican on Thursday was applauded by climate campaigners who said the new environmental guidance from the Catholic Church and Pope Francis, including a call to divest financially from the fossil fuel industry, exemplifies the positive and far-reaching role that...
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President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Bernie Sanders Says Beyond Belief That 'Extraordinary Narcissist' Trump Would Sacrifice Lives to Hold Tulsa Rally
On Monday, the largest newspaper in Tulsa, Oklahoma declared in an editorial that President Donald Trump is "not welcome" to hold a campaign rally in the city set for this weekend. On Tuesday, a local judge denied an effort by city officials, businesses, and non-profits in Tulsa to force the...
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