Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'Shock Doctrine' Author Naomi Klein Worries 'What Next?' If Trump Succeeds in Inventing a 'National Emergency'
As a result of creating a fake crisis in order to appease his far-right base and achieve a policy goal that has majority public opposition, President Donald Trump continues to threaten to declare a "national emergency" as a way to commandeer military funds in order to build a wall along the U.S.-...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Despite Nationwide Effort to Insulate Deputy AG From Trump, Rosenstein Reportedly Has Exit Plan
While an aggressive push by grassroots organizations and congressional lawmakers was made to ensure Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein was not improperly removed or forced out of his position at the U.S. Justice Department, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday morning that he has indicated...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
'Trump Is the National Crisis': Primetime Address Denounced as 'Bigoted, Childish Con Job' on American People
The national televised address by President Donald Trump was widely denounced on Tuesday night after his performance from the Oval Office—in which he used well-worn racist tactics to dehumanize immigrants and refugees by painting them as violent criminals, but said nothing new or convincing about...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Democrats Don't Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It 'Extremely Important Priority'
' Are you listening ?' That was the question posed by healthcare justice advocates to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi—and potential Democratic presidential candidates as well—after another new poll showed overwhelming support for Medicare for All by...
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Trump's Disregard of Climate Threat Seen as US Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018
As global citizens and world governments struggle to respond appropriately to the clear and present danger of a rapidly warming world, new figures show that the United States under President Donald Trump is going precisely backwards when it comes to meeting its obligation to reduce greenhouse gas...
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Sunday, January 06, 2019
Democrats, Says Ocasio-Cortez, Have Compromised Away "Too Much of Who We're Supposed to Be"
In addition to calling for a 70 percent marginal tax rate on the wealthiest Americans , Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will explain during a 60 Minutes interview that will air in full on Sunday evening why she believes Democrats have compromised away "too much" in recent years and have lost...
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Sunday, January 06, 2019
Denouncing Focus on Violence, Women March in France to Reclaim Anti-Austerity Message of 'Yellow Vest' Movement
"Macron your goose is cooked, the chicks are in the street!" That was the chant by one large contingent of women marching in the French city of Toulouse on Sunday as female-led demonstrations took place across France in order to keep the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron while also pushing back...
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Sunday, January 06, 2019
Bold Progressive Agenda AND Serious Talk of Impeachment: Democrats 'Must Do Both,' Says Rep. Rashida Tlaib
After use of a swear word last week to describe President Donald Trump—who she believes should be the target of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives—sparked an avalanche of headlines and thought pieces, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) argued on Sunday that she believes the...
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Sunday, January 06, 2019
With Shutdown Talks at Standstill, Trump Declares: "I May Declare National Emergency" to Build Wall
With negotiations between Congressional Democrats, Republican lawmakers, and President Donald Trump at a deadlock over the president's demand for $5.6 billion to build what he insists is an actual "wall" along the U.S./Mexico border, Trump on Sunday morning again threatened to declare national...
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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez's "Not At All Outlandish" Proposal for 70% Tax Rate on Uber-Wealthy Could Raise $720 Billion Over Decade
As many historians, economists, and informed citizens were forced to point out in the wake of the freak-out over a proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to raise the current tax rate on the very wealthiest Americans to 70 percent , such a rate is not at all unprecedented and higher rates were...
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