Common Dreams staff
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
"Access to safe and legal abortion care in the United States ought to be non-negotiable."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Central American migrants cross the Rio Grande river in Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, on June 12, 2019, before turning themselves to US Border Patrol agents to ask for asylum.
More bad news from the southern border
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Extinction Rebellion activists
Campaigners in the city's southeastern borough carried signs that read "This...


Happy Father's Day to DJ Pryor and his 19-month-old son, Kingston, who just broke the Internet with a home video of the two happily, thoughtfully chatting about the season finale of "Empire." Pryor, a Tennessee comedian, was ambivalent about it. Kingston was...umm...possibly, babblingly in agreement, but it's hard to tell 'cause he can't talk yet. Pure sweet joy. Kudos to Pryor and all the other dads simply present and listening, even if they have no clue what their kids are saying.