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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testifiy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2020. Biden Urged to Fire Entire Postal Service Board for Complicity in 'Devastating Arson' by Trump and DeJoy
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Trump confessed he was wrecking USPS to rig the election. His toady Postmaster General DeJoy carried out that arson. It's time to clean house."
"Oxfam believes billionaires are a sign of broken economic system and that extreme wealth should be ended," the international anti-poverty group said Monday. "We believe the world would be a better place if there were a lot less billionaires and a lot more nurses." (Image: Oxfam International) 'Abolish Billionaires': Oxfam Report Shows Combined Pandemic Wealth of Richest 10 People Could Vaccinate World
by Jon Queally, staff writer
"Rigged economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite who are riding out the pandemic in luxury, while those on the frontline of the pandemic... are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table."
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attends a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College votes of 2020 presidential election in the House chamber on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Hawley Deploys "The 'I'm Rubber You're Glue' Defense to Treachery"
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
The Missouri Republican is facing growing calls for his resignation or removal from the Senate for inciting the deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
National Guard soldiers carrying riot shields march near the U.S. Capitol two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, on January 22, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Members of Congress Reportedly Facing Death Threats Ahead of Trump Impeachment Trial
by Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Amid "ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol," thousands of National Guard troops are expected to remain in Washington, D.C. as Trump's trial proceeds in the Senate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) arrives at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Bernie Sanders Dares GOP to Criticize Him for Using Reconciliation to 'Protect Ordinary People, Not Just the Rich'
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
"If they want to criticize me for helping to feed children who are hungry or senior citizens in this country who are isolated and alone and don't have enough food, they can criticize me."
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee to be President-elect Joe Bidens pick for Director of National Intelligence on Capitol Hill on January 19, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Susan Collins, Supporter of $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts for the Rich, Claims $1,400 Survival Checks Not 'Targeted' Enough
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Weird that Susan Collins didn't care so much about the 'rich people getting more than they need' issue when it was massive upper income tax cuts on the table."
Last year, an artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump's refusal to divest from his businesses. 'That's Insane... He Still Has the Money': SCOTUS Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Targeting Trump
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer
One watchdog critic angered by the court's decision said, "Congress must act now to ensure that no future president can profit off the presidency."
Democratic Congresswoman from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks as now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer listens during a press conference in the Corona neighborhood of Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City 'Jim Crow Relic': Progressives Ramp Up Efforts to Finally Get Rid of Filibuster
by Common Dreams staff
On the Filibuster: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: " A Cherished Tool of Segregationists" ; former President Barack Obama: " Jim Crow Relic "; and ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: " Outlived Its Usefulness ."
Former US President Donald Trump looks on as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks about the coronavirus outbreak in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC Dr. Birx Criticized for Failing to Speak Out on Trump's 'Parallel Data': Her 'Legacy is One of Sycophancy and Failure'
by Common Dreams staff
'Dr. Birx went out of her way to praise Trump and just straight up lied'
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., attend the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Hart Senate Office Building on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump
by Common Dreams staff
AOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5"


Homeless war veteran sleeping with sign and money tin. (Photo: Stock photo/Getty) Covid-19 Is a Massive Killer Home and Abroad—Just Like Our Endless Wars
by Andrea Mazzarino
The massive and unseen costs of America's post-9/11 wars at home and abroad.
For years, big corporations have been assaulting democracy with big money, drowning out the voices and needs of ordinary Americans. (Photo: Joaquin Corbalan/Getty) Condemning Insurrectionists Is Easy, But If Corporate America Cared About Democracy It Would Support the 'For the People Act'
by Robert Reich
If they were actually committed to democracy, CEOs of big corporations would permanently cease corporate donations to all candidates.
Malley’s Middle East foreign policy expertise and diplomatic skills make him the ideal candidate to reinvigorate the JCPOA and help calm regional tensions. (Photo: National Press Club) Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy
by Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold
Biden’s response to the far-right uproar against Malley will be a test of his fortitude in standing up to the hawks and charting a new course for U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Screenwriter Walter Bernstein (1919-2021) attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Presents "Spotlight On Screenwriting: Hollywood's Darkest Moment: An Evening With Blacklisted Screenwriter Walter Bernstein And A Special 40th Anniversary Screening Of The Front" on June 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences) Walter Bernstein Survived the Hollywood Blacklist – And Lived to Be 101
by Michael Winship
The screenwriter was my friend and my hero, a brave opponent of right-wing repression during a dark period of our history.
Governing the gig economy will require both a committed labor policy team and a committed digital policy team, and they will have to work together. (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images) Five Ways the Biden Labor Team Can Defend Workers Against the Lawless Digital Economy
by Bama Athreya
The Biden administration must break the unprecedented nexus of capital concentration and big data hoarding or it will have no power to protect workers or citizens.
Failures of privatized LTCs cries out for more public ownership and control over long-term care homes. Bare-Knuckle Capitalism has No Place in Nursing Homes
by Linda McQuaig
Privatized profit-making in homes caring for the elderly

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