Category: Mother Jones

Oklahoma Just Took Abortion Bans to a New Extreme

On Thursday, the Oklahoma House passed a bill banning nearly all abortions in the state. Like a recent ban passed in Texas, which barred abortion after six weeks, the law will be enforced through private civil action. And Oklahoma’s bill takes things even further by banning abortion beginning at fertilization. It will take effect immediately […]

The GOP Is Relishing the Baby Formula Shortage

In a little more than a week, the nationwide baby formula shortage has gone from barely registering with the American public to prompting urgent action from the federal government, perhaps the most significant of which came Wednesday after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to help alleviate the shortage. Though the steps taken over the […]

Madison Cawthorn Loses

Capping off a precipitous and humiliating fall from grace, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the youngest member of the GOP’s Shitposting Caucus, has conceded the Republican primary for his North Carolina congressional seat to state Sen. Chuck Edwards. Cry more, lib. — Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) November 4, 2020 Cawthorn’s tenure in Congress was as controversial and performative as […]

Republicans Just Chose Their Candidate for PA Governor. He Could Cause a Constitutional Crisis in 2024.

Doug Mastriano, a far-right supporter of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election, has won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania Governor, moving the country a step closer to what could be a potential nightmare scenario in 2024. To ascend to the governor’s seat, Mastriano still has to win what’s expected to be a […]

Prosecutors: Trump Crony Traded His Influence for Investment Cash From United Arab Emirates

When the Justice Department last year accused Tom Barrack, a friend and adviser of former President Donald Trump, with conspiring to “illegally advance and promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates,” they did not explain why they believed Barrack had secretly lobbied for the UAE. But on Tuesday, in a so-called superseding indictment of […]

The January 6 Committee Gets Ready for Prime Time

Editor’s note: This column by David Corn first appeared in his newsletter, Our Land. But we wanted to make sure as many readers as possible have a chance to see it. Our Land is written by David twice a week and provides behind-the-scenes stories about politics and media; his unvarnished take on the events of the day; film, book, television, […]

Violent Far-Right Extremism Is Fueling Mass Shootings in America

The massacre at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday that left 10 people dead and three others injured was the latest in a repugnant trend of violent far-right extremism. The 18-year-old suspect, Payton Gendron, made clear in targeting victims in a predominantly Black neighborhood that he was emulating other mass shooters: He live-streamed his attack using […]

QAnon’s Chief Enabler Ran a Website Where He Brushed Off Concerns About Pedophilic Content

The QAnon conspiracy has always stood on a morbidly ironic contradiction: “Q,” the pseudonymous poster who claimed to be a government insider batlling elite liberal pedophiles, infamously became a phenomenon by posting on 8chan, a website where users had allegedly established a child porn swapping network. 8chan’s proprietor is Jim Watkins—an American but often Philippines-based pornographer, pig farmer, and […]