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Pramila Jayapal on the Historic Nature of Bernie’s Candidacy and the Inescapable Costs of Trump’s Presidency 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
Pramila Jayapal, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Washington, dubbed a “rising star in the Democratic caucus” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been fighting for immigrants’ rights since waves of xenophobia swept the nation after 9/11, and is now one of Congress’s leading critics of President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies. Following a hectic few […]
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The Supreme Court Could Place an Impossible Burden on Women Fighting for Abortion Rights 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
In 1973, Jane Roe, whose real name was Norma McCorvey, won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court: She and every woman in the United States were guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion. But this didn’t actually resolve the problem that led McCorvey to file her suit three years earlier; she gave birth while […]
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Donald Trump Just Appointed Mike Pence as his Coronavirus Czar 27.2.2020 Mother Jones
At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced Vice President Mike Pence will oversee the administration’s coronavirus response, saying, “[Pence] has got a certain talent for this.” It’s an unusual choice, given the vice president’s lack of a medical background and controversial handling of an outbreak of HIV in Indiana in 2015. As […]
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The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail 26.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica‘s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands […]
“You Can’t Afford to Get Sick”: Why Workers at the Country’s Largest Health Contractor Want a Union 18.2.2020 Mother Jones
On a snowy day this past December, Logan Stinemetz was driving to his job at a call center in Lawrence, Kansas, where he helps people enroll in health insurance, when he hit black ice and spun into a concrete barrier. The accident left Stinemetz in debilitating pain, made worse by the arthritis and degenerative disc […]
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The Benefits of Being Joe Biden’s Brother 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Jim Biden was in a bind. An investor had put up $1 million to help Jim and his […]
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault, Complaint Says 13.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie personally sought damaging information about a congressional aide who said she was sexually […]
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These Groups Could Suffer the Most in a US Coronavirus Outbreak 8.2.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned in a press conference that there is no end in sight to the rapidly expanding novel Coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday afternoon, there were 31,530 cases worldwide, including 12 in the United States, with estimates of 638 deaths, mostly in China. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director […]
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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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Michigan Bill Would Force Doctors to Suggest Dangerous, Unproven “Abortion Reversal” 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
A Republican lawmaker in Michigan has introduced legislation that would require doctors to inform patients seeking abortions about a procedure for “abortion reversal”—an idea with no scientific backing that researchers say can cause serious damage.  For years, conservatives have been pushing the idea that patients who receive medical abortions—those induced with medication rather than surgery—can reverse the […]
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YouTube Creators Cash In on Coronavirus Fears 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
Little-known YouTube accounts are trying to capitalize off fears about the coronavirus to gain viral clout—and for some, it’s paying off. Video creators are cranking out content that, in many cases, spreads alarm, unsubstantiated claims, scams, and sometimes outright disinformation. And a lot of them are trying to make money off of it. “He’s not […]
Let Us Count the Ways the Trump Administration Is Underprepared to Tackle the Coronavirus 30.1.2020 Mother Jones
The coronavirus outbreak is intensifying, with at least 6,065 cases and 132 deaths worldwide, as of Wednesday afternoon. So far, doctors have confirmed five cases in the United States, all in people who have picked it up abroad. The virus doesn’t yet appear to be spreading between people in the United States, but public health […]
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South Dakota Lawmakers Just Voted to Send Doctors to Jail for Helping Trans Kids 30.1.2020 Mother Jones
After hours of heated (and often comically inaccurate) debate, South Dakota’s House of Representatives on Wednesday became the first in the country to green light a bill that prohibits gender–affirming medical care for transgender kids. The bill, which has nearly 50 sponsors, would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for doctors to provide minors under […]
Pentagon Now Says 34 US Troops Suffered Brain Injuries During Iran’s Missile Attacks 25.1.2020 Mother Jones
At least 34 US service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran fired missiles on two military bases in Iraq, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. That new figure, more than tripling the 11 head injuries acknowledged by military leaders last week, further undermines President Donald Trump’s initial boast that “no Americans were harmed” by the […]
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A Post-Roe Future Will Rely on Women Taking Control of Their Own Care. The Right Won’t Fail to Notice. 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
While miracles are not the stuff we should have to rely upon for our legal rights to remain in place, by some tiny, blessed miracle, Roe is still the law of the land. Even so, a post-Roe future feels alarmingly close. In fact, as we at Mother Jones have written before, in many ways that future is already here. And […]
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Nine States Passed Abortion Bans Last Year. The Courts Have Not Allowed Any to Take Effect. 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
In an unprecedented wave of anti-abortion legislation, 17 states enacted restrictions in 2019, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Of those 17 states, nine enacted particularly severe laws that narrowly limit the window of time in which a woman can get an abortion, in some cases effectively banning the procedure altogether. These particular laws have sparked widespread […]
On the Roe Anniversary, Let’s Consider One Seemingly Obvious Way to Expand Abortion Access 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
When the Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion 47 years ago today, individual states began to legalize and regulate the procedure, and most did so with what probably felt like a crucial, beneficial, and even obvious caveat: Legal abortion must be provided by a physician. But today, this restriction, which was largely meant to protect women from the sort […]
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They Were Promised Broadband and High-Tech Jobs. They’re Still Waiting. 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. A year ago, Mary Lou Muncy landed her dream job advising home health care agencies on wound […]
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Racist Policies in Urban Neighborhoods Have Created Deadly “Heat Islands” 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Deadly urban heatwaves disproportionately affect underserved neighborhoods because of the legacy of racist housing policies which have denied African Americans home ownership and basic public services, a landmark new study has found. Extreme heat kills hundreds of people in […]
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