Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Forget Trump's "Law and Order," Agenda Offers Solutions for Making Policing Safe—and Fair
As President Donald Trump was vowing to "restore law and order," long understood to mean heightened police activity and mass incarceration, advocates of criminal justice reform on Monday published an alternative blueprint that would reduce crime and protect police—all while upholding individual...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Texas Latinos Launch 100 Days of Resistance to Protect Sanctuary Cities
Taking aim at the new Texas law that bans sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, Latino activists on Monday are announcing the start of 100 days of organizing against SB4 that will include everything from voter drives to civil disobedience. At a morning press conference outside the Austin mansion...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Dangerous Trifecta of Crises as Yemen Hit With Cholera Outbreak
As if things couldn't get worse for those living in the besieged nation of Yemen, a cholera outbreak has reportedly killed more than 50 people and spread to thousands more since late April, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Thursday. The outbreak was first announced in October 2016...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
#WithFewExceptions Everyone Has Something to Say About Trump's Terrible Presidency
Attempt to brush tax controversy aside with attorney letter backfires hilariously
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Reversing Progress, Sessions Order Embraces 'Vicious Cycle of Incarceration'
In a bid to revive the failed War on Drugs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping memorandum on Friday directing prosecutors to pursue the most harsh charges available for low-level offenders, reinstating a discredited practice that rights groups warn has already "devastated the lives...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
'An Idea Whose Time Has Come': Lawmakers Roll Out Plan to Expand Worker Ownership
Amid increasing corporate power and dwindling worker profits, a coalition of lawmakers on Thursday put forth one solution that just may take off. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) teamed up to put together two bills that...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
'More Crazy Than Nixon': Critics Shocked by Trump Admission on Comey
"Isn't it inappropriate for a president to ask the FBI director directly if he is under investigation?"
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Trump to Appoint Notorious Vote Suppressor Kobach to 'Sham' Election Commission
President Donald Trump on Thursday is expected to sign an executive order creating a new commission on election integrity and will reportedly appoint " notorious vote suppressor " Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to help lead the panel, prompting what amounted to a collective gasp of horror...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
"Corruption, Plain and Simple": Kushner Visa Scandal Snowballs
The latest White House scandal over the president's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner benefiting from the recent extension of the so-called "golden visa" program continues to dog the administration, despite its best efforts to brush it aside. The New York Times on Monday revealed that...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Net Neutrality Advocates Not Buying FCC's Claim that Hackers Crashed Site
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is claiming that it wasn't a flood of comments from consumers furious over the agency's efforts to kill the open internet that crashed its website, but rather hackers with malicious intent. And net neutrality advocates aren't buying it. In fact, they are...
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