Mother Jones24 min de lectureAmerican Government
“Our country is Full”
You need a story. That’s what they say, anyway. You need sympathetic characters, a villain, some violence, maybe a dramatic escape. That’s what it takes to gain asylum in the United States. You need lots of other things, too—a principled Border Patro
Mother Jones15 min de lectureAmerican Government
The Social Network
In November 2017, Emily Isaac packed her belongings and flew to Texas. More specifically, to the 21st Congressional District, gerrymandered to include half of San Antonio, a scoop of Austin, and a large rectangle of Texas hill country, where a Bernie
Mother Jones6 min de lecturePolitics
Raising Arizona
Clipboard in hand, Magda Morales politely approaches people waiting for the bus in downtown Tucson to ask if they’ve signed up to vote. The city’s sweltering transit hub is decidedly less bustling than it was pre-pandemic, but still noisy enough that
Mother Jones16 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Cop Out
One winter night in Oakland nine years before a police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck, Raheim Brown and his friend Timesha Stewart, both 20, were smoking weed in a Honda, hazard lights blinking. It was 9 p.m., and two cops who had been patrolli
Mother Jones20 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Break it Up
When the phone rang at 7 a.m. on a January morning in 2010, Eric Butler learned that his sister had just been murdered. He had four sisters—“I’m the only boy in a sea of girls”—and 29-year-old Lanell was eight years younger than him. She’d also fled
Mother Jones16 min de lecture
Color By Numbers
Thalia Tringo, a real estate agent in the Boston area, faces a dilemma whenever a homebuyer asks her if the local schools are any good. This can be a dicey topic because buyers’ perceptions of schools are often closely associated with the racial make
Mother Jones1 min de lectureEthnic Studies
Wrong Division
BOSTON BY THE NUMBERS In 2014, Boston replaced its school desegregation plan with one that prioritizes allowing children to go to nearby schools. Since then, researchers have found that students in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods south o
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Sacrifice Play
When you walk into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and pass through the turnstiles ushering you into the main exhibit, the first thing you see—before the photos and artifacts, the game-worn jerseys and yellowed newspaper c
Mother Jones1 min de lecture
I remember hearing the shot and turning my head just in time to watch the aluminum tear gas canister slam into my brow and forehead. Like ripples in a puddle the impact rolled through my eye, instantaneously detaching my retina. It was the eye I used
Mother Jones3 min de lectureMedical
Basket Of Disposables
Andrea Reusing, a James Beard Award–winning chef, has dozens of decisions to make about how to keep her employees and customers safe when she reopens the patio of Lantern, her popular Chapel Hill, North Carolina, restaurant. One item on her worry lis
Mother Jones3 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
To Serve America
Back in March, as coronavirus cases were just beginning to surge and cities were locking down, chef and globe-trotting disaster-relief activist José Andrés called for a federal mobilization to combat the coming “economic catastrophe” and the twin sco
Mother Jones1 min de lecturePolitics
ADAM HOCHSCHILD usually spends his time digging through libraries and archives to write history—his 10 books cover topics as far back as the 18th-century British anti-slavery movement. But any former journalist can’t resist an interesting subject in
Mother Jones4 min de lectureAmerican Government
The Fight Of Our Lives
The first and perhaps only term of America’s 45th president began with alternative facts about inauguration crowds. It comes to a close in a bonfire of deception that literally kills. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost to “it is what it is
Mother Jones6 min de lectureAmerican Government
It Can Happen Here
Before there was a United States of America, there was a postal system. Revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson hatched their plans using underground postal networks known as committees of correspondence. In 1775, a year before the Dec
Mother Jones6 min de lecture
Building A Movement
As a girl, Carroll Fife never quite knew what her grandfather James did for a living, but she knew he was a somebody. He was a factory worker, like most everybody else in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, but it was the way people gravitated toward him tha
Mother Jones5 min de lectureAmerican Government
Exile On Maine Street
Eighty-year-old Dennise Whitley was born and raised and still lives in Norway, a 5,000-person town in southwestern Maine where her family has resided for more than 100 years. Her grandfather and father worked in its once-thriving shoe manufacturing i
Mother Jones22 min de lecture
Whose streets?
In August 2018, a few weeks after he was shot eight times at a party in Oakland, Andre Reed was recovering at his mom’s house, his wounds still open, when he got a message on Instagram. It was an old friend from his school days. She said some people
Mother Jones16 min de lectureAmerican Government
Cold as Ice
Carolina Ciru told herself it was going to be okay when she saw the flashing blue lights in her rearview mirror on a Friday afternoon in February. Ciru, a 42-year-old Honduran immigrant, had been stopped before while driving near her home in Lawrence
Mother Jones1 min de lecture
One-way Ticket
Mother Jones10 min de lecture
True West
When the wave of protests swept the United States this spring in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, one of the first monuments to come down was across from a Bruegger’s at the baggage claim at Dallas’ Love Field. It was a 12-foot bronze of
Mother Jones13 min de lectureAmerican Government
Stay To play
Last Fall, the Trump Organization dropped an October surprise: It was thinking of selling its luxury DC hotel, a towering, granite symbol of Trump’s takeover of official Washington—and of his unprecedented, for-profit presidency. The timing was notab
Mother Jones4 min de lectureAmerican Government
Are You Being Served?
In April 2018, the day after his company announced it was merging with Sprint, T-Mobile CEO John Legere was spotted schmoozing in the hotel’s lobby. T-Mobile spent $195,000 at the hotel as their deal was reviewed by federal regulators. Legere was see
Mother Jones11 min de lectureAmerican Government
In The rough
In 2006, Donald Trump purchased a 1,400-acre swath of the old Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, a rambling property situated on Scotland’s rugged and remote northeastern coast. Trump pledged to develop a world-class golf resort replete with luxury villa
Mother Jones5 min de lecture
"TrapLanta" is a living portfolio of photographs taken by Willis, a mononymous, 36-year-old Navy reservist and art student who lives in Marietta, about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. He describes his work, which he posts on Instagram under the handle @
Mother Jones3 min de lecture
Rebel Fell
1. THE MONUMENT: In 1865, Edward Virginius Valentine returned from Europe to his hometown of Richmond, Virginia—the former Confederate capital—and began using his training in classical sculpture to enshrine the myth of the Lost Cause. Over the next f
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Mother Jones reporter SAMANTHA MICHAELS investigated how unions protect killer cops (“The Shield”) from her home, listening to helicopters patrol anti-police protests in Oakland. She’d spent the last year reporting on an alternative policing program
Mother Jones3 min de lectureMedical
Let There Be Light
After more than two months on hiatus, Washington, DC’s Sauf Haus Bier Hall and Garten reopened for rooftop dining on May 29. Before customers could sit down to taste the pub’s oversized pretzels and slurp down steins, they were given the option to pa
Mother Jones4 min de lectureAmerican Government
It’s All Out In The Open
They say history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Sometimes it does so even in the present tense. Right now is such a moment, with the three defining themes of this year—the reelection effort of Donald Trump, the coronavirus pandemic, and the re
Mother Jones3 min de lecture
Tipping Point
If we ever find our bearings again after the pandemic, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio thinks restaurants will be key. “You want to sit at the bar and have a cocktail,” he told my colleague Tom Philpott. “You want to go have the dish you crave.” Such lo
Mother Jones7 min de lectureDiscrimination & Race Relations
White Elephant
When Donal Trump decided to back-burner the coronavirus crisis and reboot his reelection campaign with superspreader events in June, he headed to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to present his case for four more years. In front of an audience of maskles
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