Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, May 07, 2018
Mirroring the Powerful They Often Cover, Major Newspapers Dominated by Graduates of Elite Schools, Study Finds
A recent study offers data to support the commonly-held notion that the news media are staffed largely by Americans from "elite" educational backgrounds—likely placing serious limits on the perspective top news outlets are able to offer about the nation and people on which they are tasked with...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
Emboldened by Hostile Anti-Choice Rhetoric and Policies, Report Shows Intensified Attacks on Abortion Rights in 2017
A new report points to the prevalence of increasingly hostile anti-choice rhetoric and policy proposals from elected officials as a cause of escalated activity among extremists who oppose the reproductive rights of women. "We know that hostile rhetoric, including rhetoric from anti-abortion elected...
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Friday, May 04, 2018
Immigrant Rights Advocates Denounce Trump DHS for 'Shameful and Cruel' End to Protection for Hondurans
More than 50,000 people will be "condemned to misery," according to one immigrant rights advocate, following the Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans who arrived in the U.S. after fleeing their hurricane-ravaged country in 1999. This is shameful and...
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Friday, May 04, 2018
Adjusting Its Criminal Complaint, Watchdog Groups Says Guiliani's Statements Only Further Incriminate Trump
Thanks to statements made by the newest member of President Donald Trump's legal team, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, this week— including a new clarification issued Friday a government watchdog says the evidence is now stronger that Trump violated campaign finance and ethics laws. Rudy...
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Friday, May 04, 2018
With Scathing Letter to Paul Ryan, House Chaplain Rescinds Resignation and Says He Was Fired for Fair Tax Prayer
A week after announcing his resignation from his role as chaplain of the House of Representatives, Rev. Patrick Conroy has reconsidered whether House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has the authority to force him out of his position—and decided against it, retracting his decision to leave his post in a...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
'Red Alert for Net Neutrality' Gains Steam as Internet Heavyweights Back Campaign
In less than a week, senators will be able to officially voice their support for overruling the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) December ruling on net neutrality—and momentum was building among advocates and internet companies on Thursday ahead of a huge online demonstration to push...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Progressive Media Outlets—Including This One—Decry Facebook's Plan to Act as Gatekeeper of "Trustworthy" News
Progressive and independent journalists are raising grave concerns this week about Facebook's plan to fashion itself as an arbiter of what news outlets should be deemed "trustworthy" —arguing that the social media giant's new proposal will punish non-corporate news sources and journalists offering...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
UN Chief Implores Trump to Maintain 'Important Diplomatic Victory' and Stay in Iran Nuclear Deal
The United Nations secretary general added his voice on Thursday to the international call urging President Donald Trump to maintain the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, days before the president is expected to announce his decision on the agreement. "I believe the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (...
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
'Intentionally Unconstitutional': Part of National Ploy to Outlaw Abortion, Iowa GOP Approves Extreme Anti-Choice Bill
Reproductive rights advocates on Wednesday condemned the most restrictive abortion bill in the nation, passed by the Iowa State Senate early in the morning by lawmakers hoping to eventually overturn Roe vs. Wade. The so-called "heartbeat bill" ( Senate File 359 ) outlaws abortion care for women...
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Refusal to Speak with Special Counsel Could Result in Presidential Subpoena, Mueller Told Trump's Legal Team
The release of a list of more than four dozen topics that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may question President Donald Trump about was the result of a testy meeting between the special counsel and the president's lawyers, where Mueller reportedly floated the possibility of issuing a subpoena to...
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