Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

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Recent articles by Jake:

'Intended to... Set the Stage for War'? Questions and Warnings Follow Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist

"This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators," said Iran's top diplomat. → Read More

'Cruel Slap in the Face': Senate GOP Quietly Pushing Pay Freeze for Federal Workers Amid Deadly Pandemic

"We call on lawmakers to reject this insulting maneuver," said the president of the largest union of federal employees. → Read More

Senate GOP Wants to Freeze Pay for All Federal Workers During a Pandemic

The government could shut down on December 11 if Congress and Trump cannot agree on new spending legislation. → Read More

'Good But It's Not Up to Him Anyway': Trump Says He Will Leave White House If Electoral College Votes for Biden

"Constitutional law professor says it doesn't matter what Trump says if the Electoral College votes for Biden." → Read More

'Truly Grotesque': On Way Out the Door, Trump Prioritizes Bringing Back Executions by Firing Squad and Electrocution

"Over 2,000 Americans died yesterday and 266,000 are dead and the gangsters in this regime are focused on bringing back the electric chair and making it easier to spew poison in the air. The Republican Party is unfit to govern." → Read More

With the Planet at Stake, Climate Coalition Pressures Biden to Reject 'Corporate Shill' Ernest Moniz as Energy Chief

"Ernest Moniz's 'all of the above' energy policies might be good for his friends in the coal, oil and gas industries, but they're a death sentence for us and our planet." → Read More

'Flat-Out Sabotage' Already Underway as Mnuchin Tries to Put $455 Billion in Covid Funds Out of Biden Team's Reach

"Burning it down on the way out the door. There is no reasonable justification for this." → Read More

As Feinstein Steps Down as Top Judiciary Democrat, Sunrise Movement Demands She Go One Step Further: 'Resign'

"Feinstein lost all credibility when she showed she was more willing to treat with contempt 11-year-old climate activists demanding a livable future in her office, than the Supreme Court nominee who refused to say whether she would uphold the laws that would give that future a fighting chance." → Read More

To Prevent 'Active Sabotage' of His Agenda, Biden Urged to Clean House of Trump Loyalists on Day One

"The next administration must consider all possibilities, including unconventional but legal removals, to get the federal government working for the public interest as quickly as possible." → Read More

Reports of Meeting Between Netanyahu, Pompeo, bin Salman Spark Fear of Iran War

Last week, Donald Trump asked his senior advisers for options to bomb Iran's primary nuclear energy site. → Read More

'Many Workers Will Suffer': Days After Election, Trump Quietly Freezes Wages of Farm Laborers

"The Trump administration is trying to get a lot of stuff like this out the door ASAP." → Read More

Trump Freezes Wages of Farmworkers Following Election Day

The new rule is an example of the kind of damage Trump could attempt to inflict on his way out of office. → Read More

Amid Deadly and Intensifying Pandemic, Kushner-Owned Company Moves to Evict Hundreds of Tenants

"We don't need slumlords running our country—we need to cancel rent and ensure that housing is a human right." → Read More

'This Is a Tsunami... Pay Attention': With All Eyes on Election Results, Experts Horrified as Covid-19 Hits New Record

"I dreaded this day... Historic and unprecedented abandonment of the American people." → Read More

Arizona Officials Vow to 'Continue Our Job' Counting Votes as Trump Backers—Some Armed With AR-15s—Gather at Local Election Building

"All of us are committed to a fair and efficient count of all votes," Maricopa County officials said. → Read More

'This Is Disturbing': Trump DOJ Claims Armed Feds Are Allowed to Inspect State Vote-Counting Locations

Vowing not to be intimidated by the possibility of armed federal agents showing up at ballot-counting sites, Pennsylvania's attorney general said: "Nothing is going to stop the counting of these legal ballots." → Read More

As Wisconsin Called for Biden, Trump Campaign Baselessly Cries 'Irregularities' and Demands Recount

"While the counts are still continuing, our position remains the same: we feel good about what we are seeing," said Biden's campaign manager. → Read More

'Every Vote Must Be Counted': Democracy Defenders Face Off Against Trump Lies About Election Results

"Politicians do not get to decide whose votes will count and whose votes won't count. We choose our politicians, they do not choose us." → Read More

Calling Biden Victory Over Trump Step One, Sanders Says US 'Must Not Go Back to Business as Usual'

During final get-out-the-vote rally before Election Day, the Vermont senator said "we must have the courage to think big, not small." → Read More

As Trump Spouts Last-Minute Lies, Top Pennsylvania Officials Make Clear: 'Election Will Not End' Until All Ballots Are Counted

"Donald Trump can tweet, and he can pout, and he can make whatever statements he wants to make. But this election will not be over here in Pennsylvania until we can deduce the will of the people." → Read More