Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Rushing Barrett confirmation McConnell pushes Senate to ignore Covid relief taks

 “Mitch McConnell is rushing to steal a Supreme Court seat before the election. Senate Republicans would rather help him do it than help millions of Americans.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, October 21 Senate Majority…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

Lincoln Project’s anti-Trump ads show power of biting satire

If he’s laughing, it’s probably not at the Lincoln Project’s satire. by  Chris Lamb, IUPUI Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The narrator in a recent Lincoln Project ad tells listeners, “In six months, COVID-19 has killed more…

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Posted in Analysis Conspiracy theories Religion The Conversation

How QAnon uses satanic rhetoric to set up a narrative of ‘good vs. evil’

A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Rick Loomis/Getty Images by  Paul Thomas, Radford University Tuesday, October 20 In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Insurance Unemployment Wealth

Billionaire wealth has surged by $931 billion during seven months of pandemic, economic collapse

‘The Gilded Age is here again’ “The juxtaposition between surging billionaire wealth and the imploding livelihoods of ordinary Americans is grotesque and unseemly.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 Over just the past seven…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus News

As deadline for Covid relief deal looms, poll shows voters support $2 trillion stimulus by 51-point margin

The new survey shows 72% of likely voters—including 56% of Republicans—support an ambitious coronavirus relief package. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 With the agreed-upon deadline for Democratic leaders and the Trump White House…

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Posted in Common Dreams Courts Elections News Voter suppression

Supreme Court blocks GOP effort to curb ballot deadline in Pennsylvania

‘One of the Most Significant Rulings’ of 2020 “This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 In both a…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Trump campaign’s secret weapon: Door knocking!

by Wade Rathke October 18, 2020 Pearl River   With hardly two weeks before the election in the United States, it’s down to the wire. It will be interesting and important to see the final strategy and…

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Posted in Censored News First Peoples News News

Trump Jr. and Navajo Vice President endanger high-risk native elderly and children at Williams super spreader event

by Brenda Norrell, Censored News Sunday, October 18, 2020 WILLIAMS, Ariz — Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer and Donald Trump Jr. ignored the coronavirus spreading through the Trump family and White House staff at a rally…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 The People Speak Women

Women-led marches and rallies in US cities nationwide call for Trump’s ouster and GOP defeat

‘We’ve Had Enough’ From Denver to Durham to D.C. “His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with women voting,” said head of the Women’s March. by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Sunday,…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter News Pro Publica Voter suppression

Why do nonwhite Georgia voters have to wait in line for hours?

Their numbers have soared, and their polling places have dwindled. The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Recession

Trump’s millionaire economic adviser celebrates ‘gales of creative destruction’ as millions lose their jobs and go hungry

“Wonder how the 14% of households with kids who reported that they didn’t get enough food to eat in the last seven days feel about the ‘gales of creative destruction.’” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday,…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 SCOTUS

Lindsey Graham openly violates committee rules to schedule vote on Barrett nomination

‘This Is Unprecedented’ “Senator Graham just further proved the illegitimacy of this sham process by again breaking the rules to ram through a justice to rip away healthcare from millions in the middle of a pandemic.”…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Evictions News While we were looking elsewhere

New Trump WH guidance on eviction moratorium a blow to renter protections and public health

Issued ‘When No One Was Looking,’ “Public health evidence is clear: Eviction increases Covid-19 deaths and spread.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Wednesday, October 14 In a largely overlooked move late last week, the Trump administration—following…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report SCOTUS

Supreme Charade

by Wade Rathke October 14, 2020 New Orleans   There’s a bitter irony to the current charade called a confirmation hearing for a new justice to join the United States Supreme Court. All of the players,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Health Race for the White House 2020

Trump White House embraces ‘fringe’ declaration pushing herd immunity

“It’s being presented as if it’s a major alternative view that’s held by large numbers of experts in the scientific community. That is not true.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday, October 14 Public health experts…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Race for the White House 2020

Secretary of Defense won’t rule out deploying troops during election

Democratic Lawmakers Raise Alarm  “We have not received a direct commitment from Secretary Esper that he will refuse commands from an illegitimate president,” lamented Rep. Mikie Sherrill. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday…

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Posted in Campaign finance Common Dreams Corporate Influence Dark Money SCOTUS

‘Look for Power in the Shadows’: watch Sheldon Whitehouse shine light on ‘Dark Money operation’ behind GOP Supreme Court takeover

“Something is not right around the court. And dark money has a lot to do with it. Special interests have a lot to do with it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, October 14 Democratic Sen….

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering News SCOTUS Voter suppression

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she would approach election tampering with ‘an open mind’

“This shouldn’t be a hard question. The fact that she would not answer it is deeply troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Tuesday, October 13 When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked Tuesday during her second…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed Race for the White House 2020

Trump, Plato, and the Wizard of Oz

Trump desperately needs to avoid another withering exposure that another debate would cement. That is why, true to the coward that he is, he’s hiding from it. by Robert Freeman Tuesday, October 13 One of the…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

Dominance or democracy? Authoritarian white masculinity as Trump and Pence’s political debate strategy

Although some commentators cheered Pence’s ostensible civility during the vice presidential debate, Pence persistently ignored the rules to which his campaign had assented, speaking past his time limit, refusing to answer many of moderator Susan Page’s…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Trump Coup Threats are a Diversion

by Wade Rathke October 12, 2020 New Orleans   I’ll admit when I find myself agreeing, almost point by point, with Ross Douthat, the conservative columnist for the New York Times, I have to put my head…

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Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News Race for the White House 2020

Climate emergency activist Greta Thunberg endorses Biden in rare political tweet

“Damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, October 10 Climate emergency activist Greta Thunberg on Saturday endorsed Democrat Joe Biden, urging climate voters to make their voices heard…

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Posted in Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020 War

In ‘unhinged screed’ against Iran, Trump threatens: ‘If you f**k around with us…we are going to do things to you that have never been done before’

“He could see a war as helping him these next few weeks, or after November 3 if the results aren’t decisive. Vote!” said Sina Toossi of the National Iranian American Council. by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Democracy Elections Voter suppression

‘A threat to a fair election’: Danger posed by armed pro-Trump poll watchers

“This is the stuff of our worst nightmares.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, October 9 Following President Donald Trump’s refusal last month to denounce white supremacists along with his longstanding pattern of undermining democratic norms—and…

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