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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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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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 23, 2019 as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo look on. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A Defeated Trump 'Has No Authorization for a New War,' Say Campaigners After NYT Reports President Wanted Military Strike Options for Iran
New reporting that President Donald Trump considered using military force last week in response to the expansion of Iran's nuclear program provoked condemnation on Monday from peace advocates, who denounced U.S. militarism and the Trump administration's escalation of tensions between the two...
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The reality of college tuition debt was on display at the Northeastern University graduation at the TD Garden in Boston on May 3, 2019. (Photo: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 16, 2020
'Giving People Free Stuff is Popular': Democrats Urged to Go Big as #CancelStudentDebt Demand Goes Viral
Rejecting the idea that President-elect Joe Biden's presidency is inevitably doomed as a result of Republican intransigence, author and organizer Astra Taylor voiced a sentiment Monday shared by many on the left as she argued the incoming Democratic administration "has a progressive mandate and...
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White House adviser Dr. Scott Atlas implored Michiganders to "rise up" against new public health measures recently implemented by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in an effort to curb the ongoing surge of Covid-19 infections. (Photos: Saul Loeb/AFP (L) and Chip Somodevilla (R) via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 16, 2020
"I'm Not Going to Be Bullied": Michigan Governor Rebukes Trump Aide's Call for Uprising Over Covid-19 Measures
"It actually took my breath away, to tell you the truth." So said Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday morning after Scott Atlas, a member of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force, urged the state's residents to "rise up" against new Covid-19 public health measures the...
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Demonstrators hold signs saying "Merino is not my president" during a protest against newly appointed interim president Manuel Merino on November 12, 2020 in Lima, Peru. Merino, who was head of National Congress, replaced President Martín Vizcarra after he was ousted by lawmakers over allegations of corruption. (Photo: Renzo Salazar/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 13, 2020
Massive Protests in Peru Against 'Legislative Coup' That Ousted President Martín Vizcarra
Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets this week to protest the interim government of newly appointed President Manuel Merino, a member of Peru's center-right Popular Action Party who as head of Congress played a key role in ousting his predecessor, Martín Vizcarra, in what critics are...
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Farmer Richard Zick, an 82 year-old supporter of Biden, stands next to presidential signs on his front lawn on October 9, 2020 in Kingsley, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 13, 2020
Biden Given Roadmap to Revitalize Rural America
Family Farm Action, a coalition of farmers and workers fighting to reverse rural economic decline , on Thursday released a comprehensive plan that outlines how the Biden administration can revitalize rural communities throughout the United States. Along with 16 other organizations who endorsed the...
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A mural by Australian artist Scott Marsh, inspired by commentary from CNN's Anderson Cooper about U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his electoral defeat, is seen on a wall at the Botany View Hotel on November 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Jenny Evans/Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 12, 2020
As Trump's Election Lies Continue, So Does His "Extremely Misleading" Fundraising Grift
As President Donald Trump tries to delegitimize the results of a presidential contest in which he " got his ass kicked " by making unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and alleging that "the Left will try to STEAL this election," his campaign and the Republican Party are peppering the president's...
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Dr. Michael Osterholm (L), director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a member of President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board, has advocated for implementing a four to six week national lockdown and paying people for lost wages, a pandemic containment strategy that he says will limit the spread of Covid-19 while minimizing economic hardship. (Photo: Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Biden Health Adviser Has a Plan to Get Pandemic Under Control and Revive Economy: Pay People to Stay Home for 4-6 Weeks
A nationwide lockdown of four to six weeks would help contain the coronavirus pandemic and need not cause economic hardship, according to Dr. Michael Osterholm, a top health adviser to President-elect Joe Biden, who said that paying people to stay home would limit the spread of Covid-19 in the...
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Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on October 31, 2020 in Houston. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
'Going to Get a Lot of People Killed': Covid-19 Soars to New Heights as Trump Sabotages Transition
"I hope we don't run out of mobile morgues," is what epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding said in response to data demonstrating the out-of-control nature of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States—which became the first country to surpass 10 million Covid-19 infections and whose healthcare system...
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