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Was the California Church Shooting Really About Taiwan?

After a gunman fired on six people at a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods, California, last Sunday, killing one and injuring five, the news of a likely hate crime ricocheted across Chinese ...

Added May 20, 2022

At CPAC, “The Great Replacement” Theory Meets Anti-Abortion Nonsense

This week, the racist “the great replacement” theory officially collided with anti-abortion nonsense at—where else?—the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest, Hungary. For years ...

Added May 20, 2022

An Infamous MAGA Lawyer Is Funding Wacky Legal Defenses for January 6 Suspects

Kelly Meggs, an Oath Keeper facing seditious conspiracy charges over the January 6 insurrection, is getting new lawyers. And his outgoing attorney says that a nonprofit set up by Sidney Powell—the infamous ...

Added May 20, 2022

Meet the Muslim Mom Who Has Mobilized Asian American Parents in the War on Public Schools

On a chilly, overcast afternoon in early March, a dozen riled-up parents gathered outside a Fairfax County, Virginia, school board meeting, holding “Stop Asian Hate” and “UnFairfax” signs. They were protesting ...

Added May 20, 2022

An Infamous MAGA Lawyer Is Funding Whacky Legal Defenses for January 6 Suspects

Kelly Meggs, an Oath Keeper facing seditious conspiracy charges over the January 6 insurrection, is getting new lawyers. And his outgoing attorney says that a nonprofit set up by Sidney Powell—the infamous ...

Added May 20, 2022

Imagine Dealing With This Many Condescending Anti-Abortion White Men and Not Losing Your Shit

Today’s House hearing on abortion rights was bound to have its share of ignorant and offensive questions, not to mention disinformation, from a certain cohort of white male Republicans. But at times the ...

Added May 19, 2022

“We Have to Break Ballet Out of the 18th Century”

Calvin Royal III sensed that Touché, the first homoerotic male pas de deux produced by American Ballet Theatre, would elicit an unusual reaction even before he finished dancing. Audience members generally ...

Added May 18, 2022

Violent Far-Right Extremism Is Fueling Mass Shootings in America

The massacre at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday that left 10 people dead and three others injured was the latest in a repugnant trend of violent far-right extremism. The 18-year-old suspect, Payton Gendron ...

Added May 16, 2022

America’s Fracking Boom Is Tilting the World Toward Climate Disaster

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone ...

Added May 16, 2022

The Buffalo Shooter’s Manifesto Relied on the Same White Supremacist Conspiracy Pushed by Tucker Carlson

The mass shooting inside a crowded, Buffalo, New York, supermarket on Saturday, which killed 10 people and injured three more, is renewing fierce condemnation of the racist conspiracy known as the “great ...

Added May 15, 2022

10 People Killed in “Racially Motivated” Buffalo Shooting

Ten people were killed and three others wounded when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities described as a “racially motivated hate crime.” The massacre took ...

Added May 14, 2022

Trump Gives Last-Minute Endorsement to Big Lie Proponent in PA Governor’s Race

Donald Trump is hedging his bets. His candidate in the Pennsylvania race for US Senate, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, looks like he might lose to a political nobody in Tuesday’s primary. So, on Saturday ...

Added May 14, 2022

Clarence Thomas Is Very Worried That the SCOTUS Leak Will Damage the Court

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Friday that the high court’s reputation had been permanently damaged by the recent leak of a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional ...

Added May 14, 2022

Militias Still Have a Safe Space on YouTube

Much of the public scrutiny toward militia groups has focused on national outfits whose members were indicted for sedition, obstructing congressional proceedings, or bringing a firearm to the Capitol riot ...

Added May 13, 2022

The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Expansion Plans Will Be the Death of Us

This investigation was originally published by the Guardian. It is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon ...

Added May 12, 2022

“This Is Not Our First Rodeo”: Key Border Cities Say They’re Ready for the End of Title 42

Republicans—and more than a few Democrats—have been lashing out at the Biden administration for planning to lift a Trump-era border closure policy known as Title 42. Critics from both parties have said ...

Added May 12, 2022

Protesters Showed Up Outside Kavanaugh’s Home, and the Tone Police Lost Its Mind

According to plenty of tweets in my feed these past few days, it sure seems like a lot of people can excuse stripping people of their reproductive rights—but draw a hard line at noise complaints. Following ...

Added May 10, 2022

Protesters Showed Up Outside Brett Kavanaugh’s Home, and the Internet Lost Its Mind

According to plenty of tweets in my feed these past few days, it sure seems like a lot of people can excuse stripping people of their reproductive rights—but draw a hard line at noise complaints. Following ...

Added May 10, 2022

This Research Explains Why Equality in America Is So Elusive

In an old Eastern European fable, God appears before an impoverished peasant named Vladimir and offers to grant him one wish—anything he wants. Vladimir is thrilled. But then God adds a caveat: Whatever ...

Added May 10, 2022

Reversing Roe v. Wade Is All About Minority Rule

This is about minority rule. And it always has been. That’s what I found myself thinking as I watched my feeds fill with the breaking news of the Supreme Court leaked draft decision to overrule Roe v ...

Added May 09, 2022

Why Isn’t Biden Doing More to Address the Baby Formula Shortage?

It surprises me too, but damn it, I’ve got to agree with Tom Cotton here. The formula shortage is a national crisis, hitting poor moms and kids the hardest. The FDA needs to immediately step up, be transparent ...

Added May 09, 2022

A US Government Loophole Is Helping Putin’s Cronies Hide Their Cash

Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May/June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting ...

Added May 09, 2022

Leon Black’s No Good, Very Bad Year

Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May/June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting ...

Added May 09, 2022

How Private Equity Looted America

Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May/June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting ...

Added May 09, 2022

An Iowa Powerbroker Plans to Make a Windfall From Piping Ethanol Emissions

Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May/June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting ...

Added May 09, 2022