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Why a Former Green Party Candidate Is on a Very Long Fast—Urging Progressives to Vote for Biden to Defeat Trump

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:55
Norman SolomonI urge Green Party members in battleground states to do the right thing and vote not for Hawkins but for Biden. (Photo: CNN/Screengrab)

1,000+ CDC Officials Condemn Trump's Disastrous Pandemic Response, 'Silencing' of Agency

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:42
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"The absence of national leadership on Covid-19 is unprecedented and dangerous," reads statement from current and former staffers. 

'Demented': Oil Giant Refreezing Rapidly Melting Permafrost So It Can Keep Climate-Killing Arctic Drilling Alive

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:31
Jon Queally, staff writerThe effort represented such "mindless idiocy" for many that ran a "help us out with this caption" contest in response.

Donald Trump's Hatred of Women

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:15
Bud McClureThe domination of women is encouraged by the culture, but its strength comes from the need of males to control and domi­nate the female-self in themselves. (Photo: kai.bates/Flickr/cc)

With Biden Path to Victory Still Fraught, Senate Democrats Issue All-Hands-on-Deck Warning Against Trump and GOP Election Threats

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:57
Jake Johnson, staff writer"The reality is that this race is far closer than some of the punditry we're seeing on Twitter and on TV would suggest," Biden's campaign manager cautioned over the weekend.

Reframing America’s Role in the World

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:40
Andrew BacevichOnly by genuinely democratizing the formulation of foreign policy will real change become possible. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc)

'No Wonder the US Leads the World in Covid Deaths': Trump Mocks Biden for Vowing to 'Listen to the Scientists'

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:47
Jake Johnson, staff writerThe president also claimed the economy is rising "like a rocket ship," a claim belied by ongoing layoffs and widespread economic suffering.

'Democracy Has Won': Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:35
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted," Morales declared from exile in Argentina.

In the Name of Humanity: I Am My Mother's Savage Daughter

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 00:31
Futher Column - By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer

An Originalist Reading of Public Schools and the Absurdity of Amy Coney Barrett

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 17:49
Steven SingerJust imagine if we interpreted everything like people living in the 18th Century! (Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

'As American as Apple Pie': #MyNameIs Hashtag Celebrates Beauty of Diversity After David Perdue's Racist Attack on Kamala Harris

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 17:37
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"Let's build an inclusive America," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.).

To Avoid Cleaning Up 'Dumpings of This Elephant,' Pelosi Gives White House 48 Hours to Agree on Covid-19 Relief Package

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 17:23
Common Dreams staffThe two-day deadline, which means by the end of day Tuesday, said the Democratic House Speaker, "relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do."

Judge Trump’s Worthiness by Either Past or Future

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 16:31
Robert FreemanThe president encourages white supremacist groups and rationalizes right-wing terrorism when it is carried out against peaceful, legitimate protests of police brutality. (Photo: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Dear Sen. Perdue: Kamala Is the Name of Great Americans

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 16:14
Juan ColeSen. David Perdue (R-GA). (Photo by Toni L. Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)

This Crisis Makes Clear: We Need a Four-Day Work Week, Now

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 15:58
Anna Bian­ca RoachWorkers at an outdoor furniture manufacturer in Illinois make personal protective equipment. For some workers, the demand for their labor has skyrocketed during the pandemic and for others the opposite has happened. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Leading Scientists Urge Voters to Dump Trump

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 15:42
Sara ReardonPresident Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio, on September 21, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan Getty Images)

Amy Coney Barrett: Just Another Pro-Corporate Villain on the Court

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 15:27
William CohnSupreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in on the first day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images)

'We've Had Enough': Women-Led Marches and Rallies in US Cities Nationwide Call for Trump's Ouster and GOP Defeat

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 15:18
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"His presidency began with women marching and now it's going to end with women voting," said head of the Women's March.

Nearly One Year After 2019 'Right-Wing Coup,' Bolivians Head to the Polls for National Elections

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 14:57
Jon Queally, staff writer"It is very important that each and every one of us calmly wait for each and every vote to be counted," said Evo Morales, the nation's ousted democratically-elected leader, from exile in Argentina.

From 'Twelve More Years!' to 'Lock Her Up!' Trump Whips Proto-Fascist Michigan Crowd Into Frenzy

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 12:56
Jon Queally, staff writer"Trump held a Nazi rally in Michigan. There is no other way to describe it."