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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Diane Yentel of the National Low Income Housing Coalition said that the consequences of congressional inaction on housing relief "will be deadly and costly—for children and families, for communities, and for our country's ability to contain the pandemic." (Photos: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images and John Moore/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Wall Street Titan Gloats Over Pandemic Profits From Rentals as Eviction Tsunami Looms
As the December 31 expiration date on the CDC's federal eviction moratorium nears in the midst of the surging Covid-19 pandemic and freezing weather, an estimated 30 to 40 million working-class households in the United States are bracing for the possibility of eviction—but at least one Wall Street...
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A medical staff member closes the zipper of a body bag that contains a deceased Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 25, 2020 in Houston. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) News
Monday, December 14, 2020
'It Never Had to Be Like This': 300,000 Dead in US From Covid-19 Under Donald J. Trump
On the same day the first American received a coronavirus vaccine, the U.S. pandemic death toll surpassed 300,000 on Monday, another grim milestone that comes less than four weeks after the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country reached 250,000. The Associated Press put the staggering statistics...
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"It seems oddly fitting that a presidency that began with a reference to 'alternative facts' is ending with references to 'alternate' electors," said one observer. (Photo: Fox & Friends/Screenshot) News
Monday, December 14, 2020
From 'Alternative Facts' to 'Alternate Electors': Stephen Miller Pushes Absurd New Strategy in Face of Trump Loss
"As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote and we're going to send those results up to Congress." That's what senior White House adviser Stephen Miller said Monday morning in an appearance on Fox News , a clear signal that President Donald Trump and...
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People gather at the Michigan state capitol for a so-called "Stop the Steal" rally in support of outgoing President Donald Trump on November 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, December 14, 2020
Due to 'Credible Threats of Violence,' Michigan Capitol Shuttered as Electoral College Meets to Confirm Biden Victory
When Michigan's electors to the Electoral College meet in Lansing on Monday afternoon to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory at the polls, the state capitol, including legislative buildings, will be closed to the public due to security concerns, officials announced Sunday night. Amber...
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The barriers to Medicare for All, wrote Matt Bruenig of the People's Policy Project, "are not technical deficiencies or costs, but rather political opposition from Republicans and conservative Democrats who would rather spend more money to provide less health care." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Friday, December 11, 2020
'Seems Like a Good Policy!' CBO Shows Medicare for All Could Cover Everyone for $650 Billion Less Per Year
The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday released a report examining the costs associated with universal healthcare proposals that are based on Medicare's fee-for-service program and found that implementing a single-payer health insurance program in the United States would not only guarantee...
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Brandon Bernard "died with dignity and love, in spite of the cruel, unjust system that condemned him to die as a result of egregious prosecutorial misconduct," said anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. (Photo: EPA/via Shutterstock) News
Friday, December 11, 2020
Calls to "Abolish the Death Penalty" Grow as Trump's Last-Minute Execution Spree Kills Brandon Bernard
For the ninth time this year, the Trump administration executed a death row inmate, killing Brandon Bernard by lethal injection on Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal for a stay of execution amid a nationwide outcry over the use of the death penalty. The Justice...
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Yahya Wehelie talked about being on a no-fly list, leaving him stuck in Cairo, Egypt for almost two months on July 20, 2010 in Burke, Virginia (Photo: Mark Gail/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 10, 2020
In 'Big Win for Religious Freedom,' US Supreme Court Rules Muslims Put on No-Fly List Can Sue FBI
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Muslim individuals who accused the FBI of placing them on the no-fly list in retaliation for refusing to spy on their communities can sue federal agents for damages, upholding a lower court opinion and rejecting the Trump...
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"I feel pride today, but also a sense of shame I cannot seem to shake," said David Beasley, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme. "We are having our media moment while hunger still rages." (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Receiving Nobel Prize, World Food Programme Chief Warns 'We Are Losing Battle Against Hunger'
"Because of so many wars, climate change, the widespread use of hunger as a political and military weapon, and a global health pandemic that makes all of that exponentially worse—270 million people are marching toward starvation." Those were the words uttered by the United Nations' World Food...
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Global oil companies are transferring drilling profits to insurance subsidiaries in tax havens "to avoid handing over revenue to nations where they conduct their core business," Reuters reported. (Photo Illustration: Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Offshore Tax Havens 'Deep Wells of Profit' For Oil Giants, Report Shows
Big Oil firms are enhancing their annual profit margins by hundreds of millions of dollars through tax avoidance—by shifting revenue to finance and insurance offshoots located in island tax havens instead of accurately reporting income derived from drilling in oil-producing countries where levies...
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"No one should be blocked from getting a life-saving vaccine because of the country they live in or the amount of money in their pocket," said Anna Marriott, Oxfam's health policy manager. (Photo: Alissa Everett/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Rich Nations Hoard Vaccines While 90% of People in Poor Countries Denied 'Escape Route From the Pandemic'
Nine out of 10 people in nearly 70 low-income countries are unlikely to be inoculated against Covid-19 in 2021 because the majority of the most effective vaccines developed so far have been purchased by rich countries, leaving the world's poorest citizens susceptible to the worst consequences of...
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