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Joni Ernst


When Obstruction of Justice Is Glaringly Obvious

"It's a safe bet that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker—like Robert Bork before him—will be the cat's paw Trump will use to halt or impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe."

Ryan Cooper ·


The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces

133 Countries Down, 17 to Go?

Nick Turse ·


My Kid Doesn’t Need Permission To Walk Out

He was following the lessons of his history books ― and what I believe is our best American tradition for change.

Jeff Biggers ·


Behind Many #ThoughtsandPrayers for Gun Massacre Victims, Millions in NRA Cash

Late night writer took to Twitter to highlight the gun lobbying group's massive contributions to GOP candidates and members of Congress

Common Dreams staff ·


The Coming Year in U.S. Special Operations Failures

From Afghanistan to Somalia, Special Ops Achieves Less With More.

Nick Turse ·


A Wider World of War: Under Donald Trump, U.S. Special Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

President's first year sets record for deployment of elite forces overseas.

Nick Turse ·


Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as 'The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever'

President Donald Trump "is supporting the most anti-working class legislation ever presented in the modern history of this country—a disastrous healthcare bill," Sanders said.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Despite Delay, Resistance Doubles Down Against Deeply Unpopular Trumpcare Bill

New poll shows just 17 percent of Americans support Republican bill

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Forced to Defend Healthcare Plan, Lawmakers Face 'Supercharged Resistance'

Congressmen in California, New York, Texas, and beyond forced to defend GOP healthcare plan to energized crowds at town hall meetings

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·