Category: Mother Jones

UAW Launches Historic Strike Across the Big Three

For the first time in US history, UAW members at the Big Three automakers are on strike at the same time. The walkout began when the union’s contract expired early Friday morning. UAW President Shawn Fain announced the initial strike targets during a Thursday night speech. The short notice is part of a new strategy […]

Planned Parenthood Will Resume Abortion Services in Wisconsin. That Doesn’t Mean Everything Is Fixed.

On Monday, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin will resume abortion care for the first time in over a year. The organization will start fielding calls and emails for appointments at two locations, the Water Street Health Center in Milwaukee and the East Health Center in Madison. Planned Parenthood paused all abortion services following the Supreme Court’s decision […]

New Gun Charges Are Hunter Biden’s Latest Legal Problem

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged Hunter Biden with lying about his drug use when he bought a gun in 2018. The three-count indictment is the latest twist in a series of legal issues for Hunter Biden that could impact the reelection campaign of his father, President Joe Biden. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced […]

How Right-Wing Groups Are Plotting To Implement Trump’s Authoritarianism

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. Plus, David Corn’s American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation […]

Wisconsin Republicans Are Taking Desperate Steps to Subvert Fair Elections in 2024

On Thursday, Republicans in the Wisconsin state senate will vote to oust the nonpartisan administrator of the state’s election commission, Meagan Wolfe, in a bid to give election deniers and conspiracy theorists more control over how elections are run in the state. That follows threats by Republican legislative leaders to impeach newly elected state Supreme […]

Trump Says He’s Received Lucrative Offers to Buy His Properties

Donald Trump says he’s recently received potentially lucrative offers for some of his most iconic properties, and he’s confident he could sell them for “astronomical” amounts of money—possibly even to the Saudi officials behind LIV golf. “I would be able to sell Turnberry quickly for a tremendous amount of money, far beyond what you would say […]

Why the Most Important Doctors Are the Least Well Paid

For nearly three years of med school, I teased my friends who wanted to specialize in surgery. I’d heard stories of tantrums in the operating room, of residents too tired to be friendly, much less teach. But the first time I sutured a jumbled gash into a thin, smooth line, I knew I wanted to […]