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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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Margot Rathke

Margot Rathke

Margot Rathke is a Next Leader at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Biden Could Cancel Student Debt. Will He?

The federal government owns 92 percent of all student debt owed in this country. Canceling it could provide a huge stimulus.

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The Federal Government Owns 92% of Student Debt. Will Biden Wipe It Out?

Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.

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After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.

Sarah Anderson ·


Unleashing the Power of Poor Voters

Low-income voters could decide this election. These neighborhood activists are working to make it happen.

Margot Rathke ·


Why the Stimulus Deal Should Include Free College

With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.

Margot Rathke ·


Bernie Sanders Is Right, Now Is the Time for Free College

With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.

Margot Rathke ·

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