Author: Hannah Levintova

Everything Everywhere All at Once: How Private Equity Rules Your World

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 out American businesses, the politicians enabling them, and the everyday people fighting back. Find the full package here. With more than $4.5 trillion in investments in […]

Medical Debts Have Counted Against 43 Million Americans’ Credit Scores. That Is Finally About to Change.

On Friday, the three credit reporting agencies announced a major change: They will wipe nearly 70 percent of medical debt from the credit reports of Americans. The move follows a report from the federal consumer watchdog earlier this month, which called out these agencies for counting $88 billion in these kinds of debts against Americans’ credit scores. The three […]

Ukraine Faces Yet Another Bloody Weekend Under Assault From Russian Forces

More than three weeks after Russia began its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the war reached new bloody lows this weekend. On Friday, Russian leader Vladimir Putin emerged from the Siberian bunker where he’s allegedly been sheltering during the pandemic and his war to host a massive rally in Moscow boosting the invasion. Authorities reportedly told Russian government workers […]

With the Supreme Court Ready to Gut Roe, Amy Klobuchar Says Congress Needs to Act—and Fast

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, a controversial state law banning almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Through their lines of questioning, the court’s six conservatives strongly indicated that they’re likely to overturn—or at least gut—the court’s seminal ruling in Roe v. Wade, which […]

Days After the Michigan School Shooting, a GOP Lawmaker Posted a Gun-Filled Family Photo

On Saturday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted a holiday-themed family photo to his Twitter account. The image featured a decorated Christmas tree, Massie’s smiling wife and kids, and…seven guns that appear to be a mix of semi-automatic rifles and machine guns. “Merry Christmas!” he wrote. “Santa, please bring ammo.” Merry Christmas! 🎄 ps. Santa, please […]

The House Just Did Its Part to Avoid a Government Shutdown. Now GOP Senators Hold the Cards.

On Thursday afternoon, the House passed a bill temporarily funding the government through the middle of February. The 221-212 vote comes after several days of concern that Democrats and Republicans in Congress would be unable to agree on a funding package ahead of the midnight Friday deadline, pushing the federal government into a shutdown that […]

Largest-Ever Leak of Offshore Files Reveals the Secret Finances of Hundreds of Billionaires and World Leaders

On Sunday afternoon, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, in partnership with 150 media organizations around the globe, published a two-year-long investigation into the offshore finances of hundreds of politicians, public officials, and billionaires, based on 11.9 million financial records. It is the largest investigation of its kind, eclipsing the Panama Papers published in 2016. […]

This Week a Facebook Whistleblower Will Reveal Herself. The Company Is Trying to Discredit Her Claims.

Ahead of a TV interview and a Senate hearing this week where a Facebook whistleblower will come forward, executives from the social media behemoth are mounting a counter-campaign against her allegations. The Facebook whistleblower has been in the news, albeit anonymously, thanks to a Wall Street Journal investigation that last month revealed that she had […]