Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:15am
Clinton's 'Broken Promise' on California Debate Called 'Insult' to Voters
Bernie Sanders calls it an "insult" to the people of California while many others consider it a promise broken. With no apparent upside for her campaign and despite an agreement earlier this year, Hillary Clinton has said she will not participate in a debate with Sanders in California ahead of that...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:45am
Oregon Goes for Sanders: "If It's So Over, Why Does Bernie Keep Winning?"
Bernie Sanders was able to claim his twentieth victory on Tuesday night by winning the Oregon primary while the margin of an "apparent victory" by Hillary Clinton in Kentucky remained so close (just a fraction of 1 percent) that many outlets are still deeming it 'too close to call.' "The media has...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 5:30pm
Sanders Urges Democrat Leaders to Welcome 'Real' Fighters for Change
Following a raucous state Democratic Party convention in Nevada on Saturday that left both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters deeply divided over the establishment of rules and delegate voting, Sanders spoke out on what transpired for the first time on Tuesday and took party leaders to...
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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:15pm
An Insiders' NSA: Latest Documents Aim to 'Broaden Access' to Snowden Archive
Deeming their release " in the public interest ," The Intercept on Monday published a large, download-ready batch of NSA internal document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Though the release comes with a promise that even more files from the Snowden archive will be released in this manner...
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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:45am
Following Sanders' Lead, Obama Endorses National Voting Holiday
Prompted by a student journalist to address the consistent low turnout in U.S. elections, President Obama this week endorsed the idea of a national voting holiday, an idea most prominently put forth at the federal level by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. As first reported...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Naomi Klein: Radical Solutions Only Proper Response to 'Unyielding Science-Based Deadline'
In a public lecture delivered last week and published online Tuesday, award-winning Canadian author and social justice activist Naomi Klein argues the dire situation of climate change, coupled with failing political and economic systems, is creating a world where nobody will be left unaffected. "It...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00pm
Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary (And No, It's Not Inconsequential)
Bolstering his argument that voters in every state deserve a chance to have their preference registered, Bernie Sanders proved too much for rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Democratic primary in West Virginia, a state she carried handily in 2008 when running against Barack Obama. With nearly half...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:45pm
Targeting Big Pharma Price Gouging, Sanders Backs California Ballot Fight
Backing a citizen-led initiative to combat soaring drugs prices in California, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday endorsed a ballot proposal designed to curb what he described as a corporate "rip-off" of the state's sick and vulnerable. "It is no surprise that the...
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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:45am
May Looking Bright for Sanders as Political Revolution Marches On
Coming off a big win in Indiana and with the Democratic Party holding four more primaries this month, May could end up showing a resilient Bernie Sanders campaign despite the concerted effort of the mainstream press to count him out. With upcoming contests in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon, and...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Trump as Unifier: Are Hillary Clinton and Neoconservatives Ready to Join Forces?
As Donald Trump is declared the presumptive Republican nominee for president, members of the neoconservative establishment, disgusted by the prospect of Trump in the White House, appear to be heading into the welcoming arms of someone more sympathetic to their imperial worldview: Democratic...
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