Author: Noah Kim

Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn in as Associate Supreme Court Justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in today to replace Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, becoming the first Black woman justice in history and the first justice since Thurgood Marshall with experience as a defense attorney.  On Wednesday, Breyer sent a letter to Joe Biden announcing that he planned to retire the next day after […]

The Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill Is Now Law

President Joe Biden signed the first federal gun safety legislation in decades today, finally breaking a stalemate on the issue that has long persisted in Congress.  “This time, when it seems impossible to get anything done in Washington, we are doing something consequential,” Biden said.  Passed in the aftermath of the horrific back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, […]

Driver Rams Truck Into Abortion Rights Protesters in Iowa

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, yesterday, a male driver reportedly rammed his truck into a group of women protesting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The collision sent at least one woman to the hospital. Local police said that they’re investigating the incident.  Police said that an argument broke out between the driver of […]

The End of Roe: A Round-Up of Our Coverage

It was already clear seven months ago that the conservative supermajority on the court was gearing up to overturn Roe v. Wade, but that didn’t make Friday’s decision any less devastating.  After the reality sunk in, Mother Jones reporters snapped into action. We published no fewer than 15 stories on the decision yesterday, covering the devastating […]

Of Course Rusty Bowers Would Vote for Trump Again

In an effort to unsettle the GOP’s apparently unflappable loyalty to Donald Trump, the January 6 committee has spotlighted a slew of Republican witnesses, many of them self-professed Trump voters, who stood up to the former president as he and his aides attempted to overturn the election. The problem, though, is that many of those very witnesses […]

“There Is Nowhere I Feel Safe”

The January 6 committee heard live testimony today from Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a Georgia election worker who became the target of a vicious harassment campaign fanned by Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and right-wing media outlets in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential campaign.  “It’s turned my life upside down,” Moss said. “I no longer give […]

McConnell Announces Tentative Support for Bipartisan Gun Safety Plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated Tuesday that he’ll likely support the bipartisan gun safety plan negotiated by 20 senators, a significant about-face for a politician who has spent decades working tirelessly to fend off even the most milquetoast of gun reforms.   “I’m comfortable with the framework, and if the legislation ends up reflecting what the […]

“I Was Slipping in People’s Blood”

On January 6, 2021, Caroline Edwards was one of five officers forming the US Capitol Police’s first line of defense against hundreds of advancing rioters. As the frenzied crowd pressed forward into the metal bike racks dividing them from the cops, the 5-foot-4 Edwards was thrust to the ground, sustaining a traumatic brain injury when […]