Category: Mother Jones

An Idiotic Proposal From Nikki Haley

Editor’s note: The below article first appeared in David Corn’s newsletter, Our Land. The newsletter comes out twice a week (most of the time) and provides behind-the-scenes stories and articles about politics, media, and culture. Subscribing costs just $5 a month—but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Our Land here.  Nikki Haley served six years as governor of […]

Trailblazer Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Has Died

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 93. O’Connor slipped away from public life in 2018 when she announced that she had been diagnosed with early dementia. This is the same disease that had prompted her to retire from the court in 2006 […]

George Santos Has Finally Been Expelled

After two indictments, a scathing House Ethics report, and countless scandals, George Santos has finally been expelled from the US House of Representatives. On Friday, in a 311-114 vote, the House removed the disgraced New York Republican, making Santos the sixth member of the House to be expelled in US history.  “It’s over,” Santos reportedly told […]

How Telegram Became the Center of the Internet

Every so often, the spiritual center of the internet shifts, as the locus where online culture is shaped and incubated before rippling out into the wider world cycles to a new home. Today, that shift is happening again, with Telegram taking the main stage. In recent years, the messaging app and digital platform has recurringly […]

US Beauty Products Are Still Full of Dodgy Ingredients

This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the arcane and often seemingly impenetrable bureaucracy of the US government, few agencies have as broad of a mandate to keep the American people safe as the Food and Drug Administration. In addition to protecting members of the public […]

A Florida GOP Leader, a Moms for Liberty Founder, and Allegations of Group Sex and Rape

Where to even begin? The investigative journalism outlet Florida Center for Government Accountability has a story today alleging that Christian Ziegler, the chair of the Florida GOP, sexually assaulted a woman. This would be enough to attract attention, but this woman was allegedly having a ménage à trois with him and his wife Bridget, the erstwhile crusading […]

Why a Case in Texas on Abortion Exceptions Is a Big Deal

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Texas heard arguments in a suit brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights challenging the state’s abortion ban—the case could have ripple effects across the country as state courts wrestle with exceptions to abortion bans after the fall of Roe. The Center for Reproductive Rights, representing 20 patients and […]

Henry Kissinger, Dead, Is Suddenly Big on LinkedIn

Henry Kissinger’s death at 100 on Wednesday, after a storied career drenched in blood and unchecked war crimes, has sparked both dutiful tributes and notes of justified revulsion from around the world. But in one corner of the internet, merchants of corporate aspiration have been activated, celebrating what appear to be random encounters with the former […]

Have COPs Outlived Their Usefulness?

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Diplomats, academics, and activists from around the globe will gather yet again this week to try to find common ground on a plan for combating climate change. This year’s COP, as the event is known, marks the 28th annual meeting […]