Posts Tagged: mother jones

This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your community, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of […]

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of […]

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The Clinton Reading List

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For Mother Jones, Jenny Luna notes the top four books on the current New York Times bestseller list: all books written by conservative writers speaking against Hillary Clinton: As seen with the success of Mitt Romney’s 2010 book, No Apology, sales don’t always just reflect readers’ tastes. And back in 2007, conservative groups bought up right-leaning books […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Andi Zeisler

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Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch and author of the new book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to CoverGirl, discusses capitalism, breast implants, pop culture, and feminism.

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Books for Children Top “Great Books” Lists

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While the great debate over whether adults should love or hate YA books raged this summer, Facebook users were busy listing their top ten favorite books in a viral status update challenge. Turns out, Facebook’s favorite books were meant for children. Mother Jones reports that almost all of the most popular books are from the […]

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Exploring San Francisco with Gary Kamiya

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This week, San Francisco’s Hattery will host Gary Kamiya, cofounder of Salon.com and author of Cool, Gray City of Love (2013), an exploration of San Francisco from 49 different perspectives. Kamiya divided San Francisco into a grid during his journey uncovering forgotten history and cultural narratives, and he mixes academic research in alongside personal experiences as […]

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Amazon.com vs. The Universe?

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In The New Yorker this week, George Packer covers what sounds like a battle between serf states but is actually the heated war between Amazon, Apple and the Big 6 publishers. He gives us the low-down on Amazon’s tumultuous foray into online publishing and their monopoly on the ebook industry. This isn’t the first time […]

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A Close Look at Solitary Confinement

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Mother Jones features a gripping story by Shane Bauer, who in 2009 was apprehended on the Iraqi border and imprisoned in Tehran’s Evin Prison in Iran for 26 months, 4 of which were spent in solitary. Using his experience as reference, he probes American prison policies on solitary confinement, particularly the processes of California’s Pelican Bay […]

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A Rep. Todd Akins Roundup

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Before yesterday, I suspect most people outside Missouri had never heard of Representative Todd Akin. I barely recognized the name myself, even though I consider myself a bit of a political junkie and I currently live in the neighboring state. All I really knew is that he was beating Senator Claire McCaskill pretty handily in […]

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Muni Anti-Muslim Ad Controversy

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Adam Serwer reports for Mother Jones on the anti-Muslim advertisements that have recently appeared on Muni vehicles. The advertisements are paid for by Pamela Geller, an anti-muslim blogger: “The ads declare that ‘in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man’—a paraphrase of an Ayn Rand quote—while also urging readers to […]

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Radiolab Live

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Rumpus contributor Maddie Oatman profiles Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad for Mother Jones. What happens when a nerdy science show experiments with live stage performances? A sneak peak: “‘Even Charles Darwin himself—Chuck D!—says, “The eye, to this day, gives me sort of a shudder,”‘ Abumrad declares. As he reflects on the evolution of photon-grabbing proteins called opsins, […]

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“CeCe Is Being Punished for Not Being Killed”

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“Recent research and reports on violence against transgender women have found that, in 2010, 44 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-affected hate-crime murder victims were trans women. In 2009, trans women accounted for 50 percent of LGBTQH hate-crime murder victims.” Mother Jones reports on the case of CeCe McDonald. In accepting a plea […]

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Emotional Lawmaking

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“So when it’s time to pass pro-gun laws, emotionalism over a single incident is the order of the day. But when those laws go awry, we need to put on our Spock ears and soberly weigh all the facts and evidence in the cold light of day.” At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum points out the […]

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Toward a New Discovery of Poverty

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Barbara Ehrenreich looks back at Michael Harrington’s The Other America, and how the concept of a ‘culture of poverty,’ which became entwined with conservative ideology, has failed to address the actual (economic) problem at hand. “…If we look closely enough, we’ll have to conclude that poverty is not, after all, a cultural aberration or a […]

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Inside the Machine

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At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland writes a must-read piece about her time working in an online-shipping warehouse, exposing an appalling workplace reality at the center of popular and profitable cyber-retailers. “It’s the first time anyone has ever tried to comfort me because I got a job, because he knew, and everyone in this industry that’s […]

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Dan Savage Interview

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Mother Jones converses with Dan Savage about his long-term vision for the “It Gets Better” campaign and his new MTV series. Savage also dishes on whether reading about “freaky stuff” makes someone freaky, and shares anxieties about Santorum’s recent surge. “The goal is to build and maintain these videos and all the support in them […]

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Pre-Roe Reality

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In this Mother Jones essay, Eleanor Cooney tells her story of getting an abortion before Roe v. Wade, shedding light on what it means to live in a society in which abortion is illegal. “That year in the 1960s, several thousand American women were treated in emergency rooms for botched abortions, and there were at […]

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“The Love That Dares”

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At Mother Jones, our friend Mac McClelland reports from Uganda, focusing on the defiance of the country’s gay community in the face of bigots (some of whom have American allies). McClelland calls attention to the fact that despite the media’s recent focus on Uganda, anti-gay violence and attacks on gay rights is occurring elsewhere, including […]

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Our Broken Legal System

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“…Substantial wealth inequality is so embedded in American political culture that, standing alone, it would not be sufficient to trigger citizen rage of the type we are finally witnessing.” At Mother Jones, Glenn Greenwald looks back at the history of inequality, examining the founding fathers’ view of inequality as “not merely inevitable, but desirable,” as […]

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