Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell arrives for the Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 21, 2020. - Sparks flew Tuesday over proposed rules for the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, as Democrats accused Republicans of attempting a "cover-up" of evidence that the US leader abused his powers. The first full day of the historic trial saw the Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell submit a resolution on procedures that does not admit ev News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
'A Fact-Free Sham Trial Perpetrated in the Dead of Night': McConnell's Trump Cover-Up in Senate Begins
As the U.S. Senate on Tuesday began debating the rules that will dictate the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump going forward, progressive groups continued their denunciation of the proposal put forth by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who they charge has set the stage for a...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
'Act as if You Loved Your Children Above All Else': Greta Thunberg Demands Davos Elite Immediately Halt All Fossil Fuel Investments
Climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the world's elite face-to-face at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday where she called on leaders to end their abhorrent and irrefutable failures on the climate emergency and demanded participants "from all the companies, banks, institutions, and...
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More than two thousand physicians published an open letter to the American public, prescribing single-payer Medicare for All, in a full-page ad in The New York Times that will run in the print edition on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. On Monday, in a separate but related move, the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization representing 159,000 internists, officially endorsed single-payer Medicare for All reform. The ACP is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician gro News
Monday, January 20, 2020
In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All
The fight for Medicare for All received a two-handed boost from tens of thousands of doctors on Monday when the American College of Physicians—in a move described as a "seachange for the medical professions"—officially endorsed a single-payer system as among only one of two possible ways to improve...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers remarks during a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 18, 2020 while artist Molly Crabapple holds a drawing she did of the 2020 Democratic candidate. (Drawing: Molly Crabapple) News
Monday, January 20, 2020
Bernie Sanders Has Been Getting It Right for 40 Years. Now, Says His Movement: 'We Are Going to Win'
"It's going to be the most epic case of moral whiplash the world has ever seen. And it's going to inspire the people around the world." They are not official members or designated surrogates of the campaign, but a potent and dynamic trio are among those showing up on the trail for Sen. Bernie...
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 An activist seen holding a placard saying the system is sexist, fight for socialism during the International Women's Strike in Los Angeles. The rally coincided with International Women's Day which was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Sunday, January 19, 2020
A 2020 Reminder: 55% of US Women Between 18 and 54 Would Rather Live Under Socialism Than Capitalism
As Democratic primary voters get ready to head to the polls beginning next month for the first votes of 2020, a reminder was issued Sunday that a majority of voting-age American women between the ages of 18 and 54—and just shy of half the people overall—would prefer living under under an economic...
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 Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa State Educators Association (ISEA) forum at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel on January 18, 2020 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Numerous candidates for the democratic nomination for president appeared at the forum which seeks to highlight candidates positions on education and teachers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Saturday, January 18, 2020
'The Facts Are Very Clear': Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was 'Doctored'
Highlighting a major contrast between the current top two candidates in the Democratic primary field in terms of how they have addressed the issue over their long legislative careers, the Bernie Sanders campaign hit back against a claim made by Joe Biden earlier in the day in which the former vice...
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MSNBC weekend anchor Joy Ann Reid host invited Janine Driver on her show Saturday morning. Driver, who bills herself as a "body language expert," accused Sen. Bernie Sanders of being a liar on national television because he "turtles" his shoulders and lowers his "eye level" when he says certain things. (Photo: MSNBC/Screenshot) News
Saturday, January 18, 2020
'This Is Why No One Trusts the Media': MSNBC Slammed for Featuring 'Body Language Expert' Who Calls Sanders a Liar
MSNBC and weekend anchor Joy Ann Reid came under fire from progressives and members of the Bernie Sanders campaign Saturday after airing a segment with a "body language expert" who—citing "eye level" and the turtling of the 2020 candidate's shoulders—accused Sanders of lying earlier this week when...
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A detail from an unaltered version of a photograph that the National Archive admitted it doctored to remove anti-Trump references. The picture was taken at the Women's March on Washington,D.C. on January 21, 2017. Massive crowds attended the anti-Trump rally a day after U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Saturday, January 18, 2020
'The Government Can't Airbrush History': National Archives Denounced for Blurring Out Anti-Trump Signs in Women's March Photos
The ACLU was among the critics denouncing the National Archive on Saturday after it was reported the U.S. government agency admitted it had doctored photos of Women's March demonstrations that took place the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017. Displayed for an exhibit...
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The 21 youth plaintiffs in the Juliana vs. United States lawsuit that was thrown out by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon. Our Children's Trust, which represents the plaintiffs in the case, has vowed to appeal the ruling. (Image: Our Children's Trust, Facebook) News
Saturday, January 18, 2020
'Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down': Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case
In a ruling taken as a devastating blow for climate campaigners worldwide, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States on Friday afternoon threw out a lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs who accused the U.S. government of failing its constitutional mandate by refusing to act urgently...
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg interrupted by climate activists during a campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo: Screenshot/via NBC News) News
Friday, January 17, 2020
'Pete Takes Money From Fossil Fuel Billionaires': Climate Activists Disrupt Buttigieg Rally in New Hampshire
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was interrupted at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday by climate activists angered by the former South Bend, Indiana mayor's lackluster approach to the climate crisis and his campaign's continued reliance on fossil fuel money. "I can't make...
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