Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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At this point, argues Washignton Post columnist Paul Waldman, "there is literally not a single person on Earth who gets laughed at more than Donald Trump." (Photo: Screenshot/Biden for President) News
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Biden Campaign's "World Is Laughing at Donald Trump" Video Wins Viral Moment
A new campaign video put out by the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday went viral overnight as it depicts President Donald Trump as a laughing stock on the world stage. The video was put out after Trump departed prematurely from this week's NATO summit in London...
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Migrants queue to receive aid distributed by Turkish Red Crescent at the camp 'Vucjak' near Bihac in Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 21, 2019. More than 700 irregular migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries continue their lives in makeshift tents, located 15 kilometers from the Croatian border. Turkish Red Crescent distributed sweaters, blankets, sleeping-bags, toothpastes and towels. (Photo: Kayhan Gul/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
'People Here Will Start Dying': Dire Warnings as Stranded Refugees Freeze in Hellish Conditions Near Bosnia-Croatia Border
Human rights defenders and aid organizations are issuing dire warnings this week after witnessing the hellish conditions of an encampment of stranded refugees in the freezing forests of Bosnia and Herzegovina. An envoy of officials on Tuesday visited the camp known as Vucjak—situated approximately...
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According to CNN, the contract issued on Monday is the Navy's "most expensive shipbuilding contract ever" and was awarded to weapons maker General Dynamics Electric Boat and subcontractors.  (Photo: U.S. Navy/General Dynamics Electric Boat) News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
US Navy Places $22 Billion Cyber Monday Order for Nuclear Submarines, But Who Is Asking How We Gonna Pay For It?
It was Cyber Monday and the U.S. Navy put in a $22.2 billion order for new nuclear submarines but absolutely no headlines in the United States, pundits on Morning Joe , former presidents , nor elected politicians active on social media have been spotted asking this question in response to the...
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"This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for everyone building Medicare for All." News
Thursday, November 28, 2019
New Online Tool Aims to Help You Have That Big Medicare for All Talk at This Year's Thanksgiving Feast
Are you ready to have that Medicare for All conversation with the person you might love but also be dreading? Just in time for the Holiday Season, National Nurses United—the largest labor union of nurses in the United States—has put out a new online tool in the form of a "chat bot" that allows...
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While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) introduced the idea of tipping points two decades ago, the paper notes,  it was long believed that what climatologists refer to as "large-scale discontinuities" in the planet's natural system were "considered likely only if global warming exceeded 5°C above pre-industrial levels." According to the researchers, however, more recent information and data—including the most recent IPCC summaries—suggest these frightening "tipping points could be exceede News
Thursday, November 28, 2019
'Existential Threat to Civilization': Planetary Tipping Points Make Climate Bets Too Dangerous, Scientists Warn
Citing an "existential threat to civilization," a group of top climate scientists have put out a new paper warning that the latest evidence related to climate tipping points—when natural systems reach their breaking point and cascading feedback loops accelerate collapse—could mean such dynamics are...
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself looking like the fictional boxing champion Rocky Balboa, played by action star Sylvester Stallone. (Photo: Screenshot/@realdonaldtrump) News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
'Both Sad and Funny on a Whole New Level': The President of the United States of America Just Tweeted This Image of Himself
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning took to social media and tweeted an objectively ridiculous picture with his head super-imposed on the muscled body of fictional boxing champion Rocky Balboa . Here it is. Here is what the person with the codes to the U.S. nuclear arsenal tweeted: pic...
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Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. (Photo: Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Amid National Surge, New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Top Democrat in New Hampshire
Enjoying a national upswing this week—including a return to second place in the Real Clear Politics poll average and in a new poll out Wednesday—Sen. Bernie Sanders also now leads in the key early state of New Hampshire, according to a new state survey. According to the Emerson poll released...
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Former National security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence before the start of a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
If Not for Damage to Future Presidents, Trump Claims He Would 'Love' to Have Pompeo, Mulvaney, Perry, Bolton, and Others Testify
Claiming an allegiance to the Oval Office and future U.S. presidents that come after him as the only thing stopping him, President Donald Trump issued a series of tweets Tuesday in which he said he would otherwise "love" to have top aides and cabinet members—including acting chief of staff Mick...
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"The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available. It has changed the world for good and improved the lives of billions. Yet, many people are still unable to access its benefits and, for others, the Web comes with too many unacceptable costs." (Image: Contract for the Web) News
Monday, November 25, 2019
Contract for the Web: Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle 'Digital Dystopia'
Along with allies from across the globe, Sir Tim Berners-Lee—the computer engineer credited with inventing the world wide web—has unveiled a new global plan designed to restore and enshrine some of the key principles of the revolutionary technology that he and his colleagues believe have been...
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Monday, November 25, 2019
'Everything Is Not Fine': Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is warning the world that unless the obsession many world leaders have with gross national product (GDP) comes to end, there will be little chance of adequately fighting back against the triple-threat of climate destruction, the scourge of financial...
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