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An Amazon Echo Recorded a Family’s Private Conversation and Sent It to Some Random Person

In case you needed another reminder that Amazon’s Echo, an internet-connected recording device designed to listen and respond to verbal commands, can pose...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Suggests NFL Players Who Kneel “Shouldn’t Be in the Country”

NFL owners on Wednesday unveiled a new policy to fine teams whose players choose not to stand for the national anthem. If players want to protest the national a...   [ continue reading...]

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As a Teen, Emily Joy Was Abused by a Church Youth Leader. Now She’s Leading a Movement to Change Evangelical America.

The #MeToo stories that were flooding Emily Joy’s social feeds for weeks had been nagging at her. Last November, as her own story...   [ continue reading...]

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Report Says Rising CO2 Levels Are Ruining Rice

You may have heard about a new study that predicts reduced nutrient levels in rice as CO2 levels rise. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are are a...   [ continue reading...]

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Ignorance is Strength: The Trump Administration’s Creepy War on Language

This article first appeared at TomDispatch.com. Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it. While we were barely looking, sign...   [ continue reading...]

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Pulling on String: How We Designed Our New Podcast Logo

Yesterday, we launched the Mother Jones Podcast. One exciting step in putting out a new show is creating a logo that distills for eyeballs the essence of w...   [ continue reading...]

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Chart of the Day: Political Orientation Among College Freshmen

I don’t really have anything to say about this chart from the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute. I just ran across it by accident while I was looki...   [ continue reading...]

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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green

Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of ab...   [ continue reading...]

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Paulette Jordan Just Got One Step Closer to Becoming the Country’s First Native American Governor

Triumphant as the Democratic nominee in Idaho’s gubernatorial primary last week, Paulette Jordan now has an uphill ride in the general election: Her state...   [ continue reading...]

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Introducing The Mother Jones Podcast

Debuting today: The Mother Jones Podcast, our new weekly flagship show. In each episode, MoJo’s brilliant reporter Jamilah King will go deep on a big stor...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Ramps Up Attacks Against FBI and “Criminal Deep State”

President Donald Trump continued to fume over unconfirmed rumors that an FBI informant spied on his presidential campaign for political purposes, tweeting angri...   [ continue reading...]

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New Documents Show Why Scott Pruitt Wanted a “Campaign-Style” Media Operation

Internal records from the Environmental Protection Agency reveal that the agency had hired a Republican firm last December to “directly support” Adm...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Immigration Crackdown is a Boom Time for Private Prisons

Hardline immigration policies put in place by President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have inspired more than just fear and panic in immigrant...   [ continue reading...]

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Lesley Stahl Explains Why Trump Attacks the Press

I have a question for Lesley Stahl. Why did it take you 18 months to tell this story about Donald Trump?   [ continue reading...]

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Chart of the Day: Women are Taking Over the Democratic Party

Here’s a fascinating chart from NBC News: The two parties were pretty even until 1990, when Democrats started a steady rise in the number of women who ran...   [ continue reading...]

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What Effect Do Twitter Bots Have on Elections?

A couple of days ago I saw a link to a new study suggesting that Russian Twitter bots had cost Hillary Clinton three percentage points in the 2016 election. Thi...   [ continue reading...]

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Last Night Showed Why the “Democratic Civil War” Isn’t As Simple As You Thought

In the end, it happened just like Amy McGrath said it would. When I asked the recently retired Marine Corps fighter pilot last month why she thought she had a s...   [ continue reading...]

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Last Night Was Huge for Black Women in Georgia—and Not Just Because of Stacey Abrams

There was plenty for progressives to celebrate on Tuesday night in Georgia—and it was a moment that signaled a huge milestone in black women’s...   [ continue reading...]

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DONALD TRUMP IS SHOUTING MORE

Hmmm. President Trump’s use of ALL CAPS on Twitter seems to be growing. This morning produced half a dozen examples: SPY SPYGATE SPYING RIGHT TO TRY DODD...   [ continue reading...]

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Researchers Just Found the Key to Your Well-Being and It’s Not Money

Your sense of well-being likely depends on a few specific characteristics about where you live—and it’s definitely not just about the money.&nb...   [ continue reading...]

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