Kenny Stancil, staff writerAt $778 billion, U.S. military expenditure—4.4% higher in 2020 than in 2019—accounts for 39% of the world total.
Jeff Cohen"The main perpetrators and beneficiaries of systemic racism—whether in healthcare, housing, environmental pollution, employment, education or criminal justice—include powerful corporations that sponsor news outlets that have aimed a bright spotlight at this killer cop," writes Jeff Cohen.
Opinion | The 3 Democrats Who Are Standing in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote6 months ago
Jeff Schuhrke"With Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledging to bring the PRO Act to the Senate floor if it boasts 50 co-sponsors, only three Democratic senators now stand in the way of advancing the historic labor law reform: Warner, Kelly and Sinema."
As SCOTUS Takes Up NRA-Backed Gun Case, Calls Grow for Dems to 'Expand the Court' | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Democrats now have a clear choice between two concrete options: Allow SCOTUS to knock down state and local restrictions on concealed public carry in the midst of endless mass shootings, or expand the court."
Opinion | Biden's 'America First Lite' Policies on Vaccine Sharing and Refugees Are a Terrible Look for the US6 months ago
Will Bunch"With people dying in India's streets, Biden's failure to share vaccine doses, ingredients, and tech is becoming a moral failure that will haunt America," writes Will Bunch.
'Halt This Nightmare': Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Jake Johnson, staff writer"The release of genetically engineered mosquitoes puts Floridians, the environment, and endangered species at risk in the midst of a pandemic."
House Dems Propose Lifting 'Cruel' Ban on Former Drug Felons Receiving Food and Cash Aid | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Brett Wilkins, staff writerThe MEAL Act would stop states from imposing lifetime SNAP and TANF assistance bans on people convicted of drug felonies.
Ben Armbruster"A new report found that military spending around the world got a boost last year despite floundering economies due to COVID-19."
Following Government’s Forced ‘Death Flight’ Deportations and Torture of Black Immigrants, Advocates Seek Answers | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Advocates Praise USDA’s Decision to Provide Pandemic-EBT to Kids During Summer Months | Common Dreams Newswire6 months ago
Washington State Lawmakers Approve Capital Gains Tax on Wealthiest to Fund Public Education | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Andrea Germanos, staff writerProgressive in the state say the passage of a bill imposing a 7% capital gains tax to fund public education represents a victory.
Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh"Leading research and movement organizations and progressive Democrats call for rapid passage of legislation to transform the economy."
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Hilary Hoynes"When families with young children get access to cash welfare, that support has even been linked to higher earnings in adulthood and longer lives."
Rights Groups Demand Records on Trump Admin's 'Death Flight' Deportations of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers | Common Dreams News6 months ago
Julia Conley, staff writer"The government's mass deportations of Cameroonian and other Black immigrants is inhumane and targeted," said attorneys with three human rights groups Monday.
Restart of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: A doctor explains why benefits far outweigh risks6 months ago
The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?6 months ago
NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.
You can help declining insect populations by planting groups of the same kinds of flowers together, researchers say. They act like big ads for bug food.
New research uses big data analysis to examine what men have said in response to #MeToo allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against them.
A study of their poop reveals that female baboons with high levels of stress hormones tended to die younger than less stressed primates.