Author: Abigail Weinberg

You Can Help Prevent Forest Fires. Yes, Really.

Yesterday, I asked Mother Jones readers how they were handling the wildfire smoke that has blanketed the East Coast. Several readers mentioned that they had moved away from the West in recent years to escape the problem, only for poor air quality to visit them again in places like Virginia and Wisconsin. But what most stood out to […]

Work Requirements for Federal Aid Programs Are a Bad Idea

As the deadline to raise the national debt ceiling and avoid a default approaches, President Biden is reportedly considering a proposal from Republicans to require people who receive certain types of federal assistance to prove that they have jobs. It’s a horrible idea. Biden supported such work requirements when he voted for then-President Clinton’s welfare reform […]

A Problem for DeSantis: Reports Say He Has No Rizz

Former President Trump is a twice-impeached sexual abuser, who possesses a unique ability to make people laugh—unfortunately or fortunately, to use his verbiage. He made that clear at a CNN town hall last week, when he had an audience of mostly Republicans laughing hysterically over the charming subject of an alleged rape. However odious his behavior, Trump’s charisma—or, […]

Trump Mocked E. Jean Carroll Live on CNN. The Audience Laughed.

Yesterday, a federal jury found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing and defaming writer E. Jean Carroll. As soon as journalist Kaitlan Collins mentioned the verdict during this evening’s CNN town hall with the former president, the audience of Republican-leaning New Hampshire voters started to laugh. “I never met this woman. I never saw this woman,” […]

What Was Trump Thinking?

Donald Trump has never fully backed away from his infamous “grab ’em by the pussy” remark. Remember that? A hot mic in 2005 caught Trump saying the now infamous comment: “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by […]

Florida Just Passed a Six Week Abortion Ban

The Florida legislature on Thursday approved a ban on abortion after six weeks gestation, before many women know they’re pregnant. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law, ending the state’s status as an abortion destination for women throughout the South and likely forcing many to travel even farther to access […]

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Overturns 1931 Abortion Ban

Michigan enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution last November, but a 1931 abortion ban remained on the books. On Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a law repealing that abortion ban, ensuring that Michigan’s laws align with its constitution and solidifying the right to an abortion in the state. Whitmer struck down three laws: one that banned […]

Trump’s Tedious Banquet of Lies and Self Pity

You used to be able to count on former President Donald Trump’s speeches being at least entertaining. But hours after his historic indictment in New York on charges related to hush money payments he allegedly made to an adult film star, Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago to offer a rambling, lie-filled monologue that left the Mother Jones […]