Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer at Common Dreams.


Content by Kenny Stancil

GOP cut taxes for the rich now demands austerity to balance budget

Taking aim at the poorest families in America, GOP plans cuts to food programs

April 27, 2023, 9:21 PDT

In a capslock Twitter rant, Trump calls for protest as he faces possible arrest

Authorities having announced no such arrest leaves some to speculate Trump's actions may be a political ploy

March 18, 2023, 14:26 PDT

Lawsuit slams Biden admin over ‘unlawful’ oil lease sale

"Yet again we find ourselves in the courtroom with the Biden administration over another unlawful and disastrous oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico."

March 6, 2023, 22:02 PST

Study says Republican policies are killing Americans

"Changing all policy domains in all states to a fully liberal orientation might have saved 171,030 lives in 2019," researchers estimate, "while changing them to a fully conservative orientation might have cost 217,635 lives"

October 27, 2022, 11:00 PDT

House Dems urge Biden to push for removal of climate-denying World Bank president

"We need a World Bank Group leader who fully appreciates the threat of climate change and the need to accelerate the global transition to a clean just energy future to improve living standards, reduce poverty, and encourage sustainable growth"

September 30, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Controlled by right-wing justices, US Supreme Court’s approval hits all-time low

"This is what happens when SCOTUS nominees lie about settled law at their nomination hearings," said one observer

September 29, 2022, 18:39 PDT

Heatwave ‘supercharged’ by climate crisis poised to intensify fires in US west

"Our time for the bigger fires is coming up," said one meteorologist based in Southern California

September 1, 2022, 6:00 PDT

‘Pandemic is far from over’: People’s CDC tells Congress to fund covid response

"You must choose a healthier, more equitable pandemic response," the coalition wrote in a letter, adding, "We all deserve better"

August 31, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Melting of Greenland ice sheet poised to trigger almost a foot of sea-level rise: Study

If the world halted planet-heating pollution today, the ice sheet would lose more than 3% of its mass in the coming decades, scientists warn, and to prevent even worse outcomes, immediate climate action is needed

August 30, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Activists arrested while protesting ‘dirty pipeline deal’ outside Schumer’s office

"Sen. Schumer is sacrificing frontline communities and our clean energy future, all to placate a coal baron," said one organizer, referring to the majority leader's side agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin

August 19, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Violent Threats Against FBI Soar as Trump Lies About Mar-a-Lago Search

Menacing messages posted online "include a threat to place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI Headquarters" and "general calls for 'civil war' and 'armed rebellion,'" officials warned

August 15, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Climate coalition to Biden and Schumer: Reject ‘fossil fuel expansion’ in Manchin deal

"Permitting new fossil fuel projects will further entrench us in a fossil fuel economy for decades to come," more than 350 environmental and social justice groups wrote in a new letter

August 1, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Just 27 billionaires have spent $90 million to buy GOP Congress: report

"They're counting on that 'small' investment in anti-tax Republicans to save them billions in taxes," said Americans for Tax Fairness, which conducted the analysis

July 19, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Progressives urge Congress to approve $100 billion for Biden’s clean energy push

"There's no way to ramp up renewable energy production without the money to make it happen," said one advocate

July 14, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Court applauded for tossing Trump-era rule that allowed taxpayer-funded discrimination

"We are thrilled that the court has removed the continuing threat the presence of the discriminatory Trump-era rule posed to some of the most vulnerable members of society," said one attorney

July 7, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Jayapal warns GOP will enact federal abortion ban if it retakes Congress

"We can't give them that chance," said the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, adding, "We must elect a REAL pro-choice majority in the Senate"

July 6, 2022, 11:00 PDT

European regulator delivers ‘reality check’ to Elon Musk after Twitter purchase

Top official reminds world’s richest person that his new Twitter toy still must comply with content moderation laws

April 26, 2022, 12:45 PDT

Joe Manchin seemingly admits he planned to double-cross Biden, congressional progressives

Conservative West Virginia Democrat claims he had secret agreement with Senate leaders to stop progressives from linking two budget bills

October 2, 2021, 17:50 PDT

Biden announces new vaccination, testing requirement for large employers

President cautions vaccine refusers: ‘We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us.’

September 10, 2021, 1:48 PDT

New FTC lawsuit against Facebook shows Biden administration is getting serious about anti-trust

Antitrust experts welcome FTC lawsuit seeking to force social media giant to divest WhatsApp and Instagram

August 26, 2021, 8:55 PDT

One-third of Republicans running for federal office in 2022 are repeating Trump’s election lies

Hundreds of Republicans across the country aren’t just ignoring sore loser complaints about 2020, they’re actively repeating them

July 7, 2021, 5:14 PDT

One thing Americans agree on: Big pharma shouldn’t monopolize Covid vaccines

Allowing governments to distribute and manufacture Covid vaccines is the most important way of stopping future mutations of the SARS-Cov-2 virus

June 21, 2021, 7:06 PDT

Critics call Biden vaccine sharing plans ‘woefully inadequate’ to global need

White House backs global Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver but has not called on other nations to support

June 7, 2021, 0:18 PDT

U.S. tech giants evaded $150 billion in global taxes, new report finds

Global tax avoidance laws are a mess and as a result, companies can evade paying what they owe to multiple countries

June 1, 2021, 9:30 PDT

WHO report: Covid deaths worldwide likely 2 to 3 times undercounted

Health agency estimates lack of testing, poor record-keeping means up to 8 million have died of SARS2 coronavirus

May 24, 2021, 7:12 PDT

Pharmaceutical companies unable to meet global Covid vaccine demand

Private-sector companies keep failing to meet their own vaccine manufacturing goals as need for Covid vaccines soars in poor countries

May 18, 2021, 4:00 PDT

New bill would prohibit government from using private data collectors to evade privacy laws

‘Intelligence and law enforcement agencies must come to understand that the American people are off-limits to warrantless mass surveillance, no matter how it is done.’

May 3, 2021, 8:24 PDT

Polls: With Trump gone, America’s standing in the world has improved

Favorable views of the U.S. have increased by an average of nine points since Joe Biden became president, according to new polling

April 28, 2021, 9:33 PDT

Poll: Americans want more spending on health care, education, and fighting poverty

Despite conservatives’ calls to decrease spending, new poll finds public thinks federal government should increase funding in key areas.

February 25, 2021, 17:59 PST


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