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'Normal' is killing us.

Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

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Karen Greenberg

Karen Greenberg

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. She is the author of "The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days" (2010). She is also the co-editor of "The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib" (2005).

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Will America's Forever Offshore Prison Ever Be Closed?

Can Guantánamo ever be shut down?

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Holding Our Breaths on AUMFs, Drones, and Guantánamo

Three ways to begin to end the war on terror.

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Donald Trump’s Failed State

America's daunting New World and the coming election.

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Missing in Action: Accountability in Trump's America

All told, the U.S. president been a perfect model in deflecting all responsibility, even as the death toll soared over 150,000 with more than four million cases reported nationwide and no end in sight.

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So Long to American Exceptionalism

Over there is now over here: America’s pandemic role reversal.

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While Rome Burns, Trump Gets What He’s Always Wanted

A victory parade in the coronavirus moment.

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The Unfounding Father: Donald Trump and the End of American Democracy

Not with a bang, ladies and gentleman, but with a pathetic whimper.

Karen Greenberg ·


Guantánamo's Indelible Legacy

Here are eight ways in which the toxic policies of Gitmo have contaminated American institutions, as well as our laws and customs, in the years since 2002.

Karen Greenberg ·

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