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Even Villains Are Heroes in Their Own Minds

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:28
Tony NormanMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

'No Time to Lose': New Study Shows 50% Coral Decline on Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:23
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"We expect this decline to continue," predicted one of the study's authors, who said that unless urgent climate action is taken, "the reef will be unrecognizable." 

WATCH: Sunrise Movement Makes 'Most Explicit Pitch to Fossil Fuel Workers' Yet With Ad for US House Candidate Mike Siegel

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:17
Julia Conley, staff writerFollowing its viral video promoting Sen. Ed Markey's Democratic primary campaign, the Sunrise Movement released an ad in support of another vocal Green New Deal champion—Mike Siegel, who is running to oust Republican Rep. Michael McCaul in Texas' 10th congressional district. 

Here's One Good Way to Reform a Battered US Supreme Court

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:03
Steven HillSupreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett puts her mask on during her Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away in September. (Photo:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Why the Left Must Choose Biden

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:53
Christopher D. CookIt's Biden, or four more years of Trumpian nightmare, death, and brutality. (Photo: Ron Adar / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Race, Class, and Covid-19 in the United States

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:49
Les LeopoldMetropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers in New York City were among those on the early frontlines of the national coronavirus pandemic when it first struck in March of 2020. (Photo: Andrew Cashin / MTA New York City Transit / flickr / cc)

Issued 'When No One Was Looking,' Critics Warn New Trump Guidance on Eviction Moratorium a Blow to Renter Protections and Public Health

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:25
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"Public health evidence is clear: Eviction increases Covid-19 deaths and spread."

How to Save Democracy From GOP Sabotage

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 15:17
Robert ReichThe Constitution doesn’t prevent increasing the size of the Supreme Court in order to balance it. (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc)

Democratic Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over Esper's Refusal to Rule Out Deploying Troops During Election

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:58
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"We have not received a direct commitment from Secretary Esper that he will refuse commands from an illegitimate president," lamented Rep. Mikie Sherrill. 

3 Reasons Pelosi Should Take Trump’s $1.8 Trillion Stimulus Deal

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:43
Eric LevitzA constable knocks on a door before posting an eviction order in Arizona earlier this month. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Public Health Experts Raise Alarm as Trump White House Embraces 'Fringe' Declaration Pushing Herd Immunity

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:36
Julia Conley, staff writerPublic health experts raised alarm over reports that the White House has embraced a declaration calling for a "herd immunity" approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic, put forward by scientists whose views have been denounced as "fringe" by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins.

Sheldon Whitehouse Made the Case That Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination Is a Bag Job

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:27
Charles P. PierceWhitehouse came prepared. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bolstering Public Health Fears, Harvard Study Finds Elevated Airborne Radiation Levels Downwind of US Fracking Sites

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:18
Jake Johnson, staff writer"If you asked me to go and live downwind [of fracking sites], I would not go," said the lead author of the new study.

Sabotaging Democracy

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:16
Jim HightowerTrump himself sees these courtroom efforts to restrict access to the polls as crucial. (Photo: @NatlVoterRegDay/Twitter)

Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation to the Supreme Court "Would Be a Catastrophe for the Climate"

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 13:19
Andy RowellBarrett’s mentor was the arch conservative Antonin Scalia, who was similarly idolized by President Donald Trump. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/Getty Images)

'We Don't Need a Climate Denier on the Supreme Court': Outrage as Barrett Says She Has No 'Firm Views' on Climate Crisis

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 12:16
Jake Johnson, staff writer"If you're neutral on climate change, you're complicit in the collapse of the planetary ecosystem upon which the survival of every living thing depends."

'Look for Power in the Shadows': Watch Sheldon Whitehouse Shine Light on 'Dark Money Operation' Behind GOP Supreme Court Takeover

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 08:59
Jake Johnson, staff writer"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."

Pandemic As Love Fest: Over 396,000 Dead But None of Them Named Trump, So It's All Good

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:29
Futher Column - By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer

Civil Rights Advocates Warn Supreme Court Order—a Victory for Trump—Will Result in 'Irreversible Damage to 2020 Census'

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 21:45
Common Dreams staffJustice Sonya Sotomayor issued a dissent warning the "harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable" and that "respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next 10 years."