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Here’s the Speech Richard Nixon Would Have Given if Neil Armstrong Died – Mother...

Fifty years ago today, Americans huddled around televisions to watch Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon. It’s hard...
Whatever Else You Do With Your Life, You Should Tip the Delivery Guy in Cash – Mother Jones

Whatever Else You Do With Your Life, You Should Tip the Delivery Guy in...

Getty Images Man, it’s a hot one. Like seven inches from the midday sun. It’s July, it’s a weekend, you’re feeling hungry but lazy, you...
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Trump Promotes Activist Who Called for “Final Solution” for Muslims – Mother Jones

Olivier Douliery/CNP via ZUMA Wire On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump offered yet another defense of the racist chants that broke out at his recent...

Tennessee Just Showed That White Supremacy Is Alive and Well

A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis in August 2017. (Photo: Adrian Sainz, AP) By Keisha N. Blain,...
“Love It or Leave It” Has a Racist History. A Lot of America’s Language Does. – Mother Jones

“Love It or Leave It” Has a Racist History. A Lot of America’s Language...

Dominick Sarazen / AP In 1970, country singer Ernest Tubb was pissed off. “Well, I’m getting mighty tired of seeing hippies run wild and burning down the...
This Map Shows How Unbearably Hot It Will Be in Your Town When You’re Old – Mother Jones

This Map Shows How Unbearably Hot It Will Be in Your Town When You’re...

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis/Getty This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Residents of Harris County, Texas are no stranger to...

Trump’s Racism Is Part of His Larger Con

President Donald Trump hands his pen to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, after signing an executive order reorganizing the executive branch....

Republicans Want a White Republic. They’ll Destroy America to Get It

Screenshot from video “President Trump Defends Racist Tweet About Congresswoman” — Video below. By Carol Anderson, Time — When in a recent tweetstorm Donald Trump suggested that...

Trump’s America Is a ‘White Man’s Country’

President Trump’s recent comments about four congresswomen are widely seen as racist.Credit: Al Drago for The New York Times His racist idea of citizenship is...
What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?

What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?

Source: Rockford Weitz, Professor of Practice & Director, Fletcher Maritime Studies Program, The Fletcher School, Tufts University / The Conversation ...
Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” – Mother Jones

Native Hawaiians Protesting Construction on a Sacred Mountain Prepare “For the Long Haul” –...

Demonstrators gather to block a road at the base of Hawai'i's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. They fly the Hawaiian flag upside down as a...

Citizenship once meant whiteness. Here’s how that changed.

Detail of an American flag held by a newly naturalized citizen during a U.S. citizens naturalization ceremony in Atlanta on Aug. 10, 2016. (Kevin...
What Was Hope Hicks Really Talking About? – Mother Jones

What Was Hope Hicks Really Talking About? – Mother Jones

Hope Hicks leaves the hearing room during a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee June 19, 2019.Alex Wong/Getty Was a 2016 phone call about...
Tom Steyer Wants You to Want Him to Be President – Mother Jones

Tom Steyer Wants You to Want Him to Be President – Mother Jones

Jacob Rosenberg Tom Steyer—hedge fund billionaire, Democratic megadonor, and newly self-proclaimed presidential candidate—is prepared for the question. He’s only 10 days into his campaign, but he...
Trump’s Latest Ilhan Omar Smear Shows How Unfounded Right-Wing Claims Go Mainstream – Mother Jones

Trump’s Latest Ilhan Omar Smear Shows How Unfounded Right-Wing Claims Go Mainstream – Mother...

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call On Wednesday, President Trump gave credence to a smear against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) when he told reporters that there was...
Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar – Mother Jones

Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar – Mother Jones

Somali refugee, who prefers to hide her name, in 2018.Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty During President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, the crowd...

NAARC Expresses Concern Over Attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris’s Identity

The National African American Reparations Commission Praises Progress on Reparations Expresses Concern Over Attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris’s Identity New York, July 19, 2019 — The...
Architect of Modern Nativism Dies, but His Ideas Have New Life Under Trump – Mother Jones

Architect of Modern Nativism Dies, but His Ideas Have New Life Under Trump –...

John Tanton, in his Petoskey, Michigan, office in 1989.Alan R. Kamuda/ZUMA When John Tanton, a Michigan ophthalmologist and environmentalist, launched the modern anti-immigration movement in...
Trump Attacks Omar Even as He Claims to Disapprove of “Send Her Back” Chants – Mother Jones

Trump Attacks Omar Even as He Claims to Disapprove of “Send Her Back” Chants...

Olivier Douliery/ZUMA Less than a day after attempting to disavow the “send her back” chants that erupted at his North Carolina rally, President Donald Trump...
Roger Stone Planned to Headline a Fundraiser Hosted by a Convicted Fraudster – Mother Jones

Roger Stone Planned to Headline a Fundraiser Hosted by a Convicted Fraudster – Mother...

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP; WJBK FOX 2 Roger Stone, the former adviser to Donald Trump, has appeared at strip clubs, sold signed rocks, developed a catch...
Are Syrian refugees a danger to the West?

Are Syrian refugees a danger to the West?

Source: Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland / The Conversation While today’s news is full of stories about...
Republicans Are Kind of, Sort of Uncomfortable With Trump’s “Send Her Back” Rally – Mother Jones

Republicans Are Kind of, Sort of Uncomfortable With Trump’s “Send Her Back” Rally –...

Richard Ellis/ZUMA President Donald Trump’s racist tirade against four Democratic congresswomen of color—an attack he has since defended and escalated—has prompted scant condemnation from within...
Trump Attempts to Disavow “Send Her Back” Chant He Visibly Enjoyed During Rally – Mother Jones

Trump Attempts to Disavow “Send Her Back” Chant He Visibly Enjoyed During Rally –...

Alex Brandon/AP President Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to distance himself from the “send her back” chants that erupted at a campaign rally the previous...
Trump Nominates Antonin Scalia’s Son as Labor Secretary – Mother Jones

Trump Nominates Antonin Scalia’s Son as Labor Secretary – Mother Jones

Olivier Douliery/CNP/ZUMA On Thursday evening, Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Gene Scalia, the son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a prominent conservative...

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