Kenny Stancil, staff writer

Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @kenny_stancil

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Charles Miller, 90, prepares the daily pills his wife will need for the week on January 4, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. His wife has had a recent stroke and a heart attack, and needs approximately ten different medicines daily which need to be carefully monitored. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 23, 2020
High Drug Prices Could Result in Premature Deaths of More Than 1.1 Million Seniors in Next Decade: Analysis
More than 1.1 million seniors in the Medicare program could die prematurely over the next decade because they cannot afford the exorbitant prices of prescription medications. "High prescription drug prices cost lives. Period." —David Mitchell, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now That's according to a...
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PacifiCorp's coal fired power plant burns coal outside of Castle Dale, Utah on November 14, 2019. (Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 23, 2020
'No Time to Lose for Climate Action': Atmospheric CO2 Continued to Rise in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns
The Covid-19 pandemic provoked a global economic slowdown that led to a slight reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 2020, but this year's drop " has had no measurable impact on " the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere. "CO2 concentrations are going up and will continue to...
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Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a campaign rally on November 2, 2020 in Traverse City, Michigan. Chatfield, along with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, are meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, November 20, 2020, in the midst of the GOP's efforts to undermine the results of the presidential election, which President-elect Joe Biden won decisively. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
'Certify the Results!': GOP Michigan Lawmakers Blasted for 'Legitimizing a Fascist Coup Attempt' by Meeting With Trump
Two Republican lawmakers in the Michigan legislature were reprimanded on Friday as they made their way to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, who has endeavoured to overturn the election results in key battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden. Rep. Debbie Dingell...
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U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.),  who is facing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff in a runoff race on January 5, speaks to a crowd of supporters during a "Defend the Majority" rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agriculture Center on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
'Utterly Inexcusable': Sen. Perdue of Georgia Profited From Defense Contractor's Stock While Overseeing Naval Spending
"David Perdue's corruption and self-dealing are flagrant. He is blatantly exploiting his office to line his own pockets. This conduct is utterly inexcusable." That's what Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff said in response to new records revealing more suspicious Wall Street investment...
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Progressives are calling on President-elect Joe Biden and his Education Department to cancel student debt. (Photo: YouTube/screenshot) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Nearly 20 Dozen Groups Demand Biden Cancel All Federal Student Debt on Day One by Executive Order
More than 235 nonprofit and community organizations on Wednesday sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, urging them to "use executive authority to cancel federal student debt on day one of their administration." "Student loan borrowers are drowning in...
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Critics of the Utah bill fear that it might lead to an increase in deadly car attacks on protesters, as happened in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. (Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Utah Lawmakers Accused of Seeking to Legalize Drivers Running Over Street Protesters
Utah lawmakers are being condemned this week for advancing a bill with provisions penalizing demonstrators who obstruct traffic during a "riot" while absolving any driver who injures or kills a protester, as long as the motorist was fleeing in fear of their life, which critics denounced as an...
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Workers process meat at a Tyson Foods chicken plant. (Photo: Gregory Smith/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
'This Is Depraved': Tyson Food Managers Accused of Betting on How Many of Their Workers Would Get Covid-19
During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tyson Foods supervisors bet money on how many workers at a pork processing plant in Iowa would be infected with the lethal coronavirus, according to allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit that critics say reveals the "breathtaking callousness" of...
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While "Covid-19 has demonstrated that humanity has the capacity to recognize and respond to a global crisis," the authors of a new report on world disasters wrote, "climate change is an even more significant challenge to humanity... one which literally threatens our long-term survival." (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
'No Vaccine for Climate Change': Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat
"The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable the world is to a truly global catastrophe. But another, bigger, catastrophe has been building for many decades, and humanity is still lagging far behind in efforts to address it." "Climate change is not waiting for Covid-19 to be brought under...
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People receive food at Thessalonica Christian Church during a distribution on October 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
'About to Be Catapulted Off a Cliff': Study Shows 12 Million Set to Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas
If Republican lawmakers continue their refusal to extend Covid-19 relief programs, 12 million workers will lose federal unemployment benefits when funding expires on December 26, according to a study published Wednesday. "With no end to the pandemic in sight, and a cutoff of nearly all federal...
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President-elect Joe Biden delivers a remarks on the economic recovery in Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, November 16, 2020. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
With Pandemic as National Emergency, Biden Could Enact Medicare for All by Executive Action—But Will He?
Journalist David Dayen presented a convincing case Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden, once sworn into office come January, would have the legal authority to immediately provide complete Medicare coverage to everyone in the country via executive action due to the Covid-19 pandemic—though the...
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