Jon Queally, staff writer

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

Articles by this author

News
Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama's EPA Plan vs. Climate Catastrophe: 'Fighting a Wildfire with a Garden Hose'
In announcing new emissions standards of U.S. power plants on Monday, many of the nation's largest green groups are championing the Obama administration's new EPA regulations as the strongest proposals ever put forth by a U.S. president in the fight to rein in greenhouse gases or mitigate against...
Read more
News
Monday, June 02, 2014
Karzai: US Deals for Soldier, But Not for Afghan Peace?
According to a source close to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government went behind his back as it made a deal to exchange Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners held at the Guantanamo prison. Karzai is angry, according to reporting by Reuters , because the deal proves that intense...
Read more
News
Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama Takes Crack at Climate Action
President Obama will officially announce new EPA regulations on Monday designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030, according to leaked details of the plan in recent days. The executive move is broadly seen as the president's way to...
Read more
News
Friday, May 30, 2014
Stiglitz: Tax-Dodging, Corporate Welfare Destroying US Economy
The proven ability of the nation's wealthiest individuals and corporations to collude with the federal government in order to avoid paying massive amounts in federal taxes, says economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, is not simply unfair and unprecedented but is actually destroying the...
Read more
News
Friday, May 30, 2014
Zephyr Teachout Emerges To Challenge NY Gov. Cuomo from the Left
With launch of a new website and a short statement that she is running for governor because "New Yorkers need an economy and democracy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected," law school professor and progressive activist Zephyr Teachout has emerged from the Left to...
Read more
News
Friday, May 30, 2014
'Runaway Oil Trains': A Metaphor for Our Fossil Fuel Failure
A newly published report this week raises the alarm over the nation's expansion of crude-by-rail transportation as it makes a broader and direct warning about the threat of the Obama administration's "all of the above" energy strategy that seeks to expand fossil fuel production in the U.S. despite...
Read more
News
Friday, May 30, 2014
Snowden and NSA Go Tête-à-Tête over Internal Emails
The National Security Agency and Edward Snowden have entered a public battle over the 30-year-old whistleblower's claims that he repeatedly raised "official" concerns about surveillance overreach while employed by the government. Following Snowden's reassertion in his Wednesday interview with NBC...
Read more
News
Thursday, May 29, 2014
John "Man Up" Kerry Faces Firestorm for Snowden Remarks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is facing widespread criticism for his comment that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden— increasingly seen by the American public as a heroic figure for exposing government surveillance—should "man up" by returning home to face criminal charges. “This is a man who...
Read more
News
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Downed Helicopter Kills 14 as Ukraine 'Fratricidal War' Deepens
Separatists in the east of Ukraine who refuse to submit to the political and military authority in Kiev have shot down a helicopter near the city Slaviansk, killing a reported fourteen soldiers including a general. Clashes have continued between military units that reject the outcomes of national...
Read more
News
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach an Act of 'Civil Disobedience'
In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams that aired Wednesday night—his first with a major US broadcast network—Edward Snowden said "the most important idea" for people to remember when considering his actions "that there have been times throughout American history where what...
Read more

Pages