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By now you're probably heard of #Gamergate, the internet lynch mob masquerading as a movement for ethics in video game journalism. Though #Gamergaters, as they're known, have repeatedly targeted their critics with rape and death threats, drawing rebukes...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Louis Brems/ZUMA Early last Thursday morning, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa, swung by the Des Moines Rotary Club to speak at the group's monthly lunch meeting. Mostly white and mostly male, the club counts much of the state's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This story was originally published on BillMoyers.com. Had he lived, Dr. Jonas Salk would have turned 100 this week. Salk was a young man when in the spring of 1955 he announced his discovery of a vaccine that could prevent polio. He was hailed as a...
From: Mother Jones | By: Theresa Riley | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Over the past few weeks, a number of Republican candidates have run deceptive advertisements or used sneaky language to paper over their hardline views on reproductive rights. Pols who've done this include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Senate hopeful...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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US Marines and sailors board a flight out of Afghanistan as all personnel withdraw from the region. (US Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. John Jackson)...
From: Mother Jones | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Advertise on MotherJones.com Six months ago, the NBA rid itself of its worst owner, perpetual sleazebag Donald Sterling. Everyone praised the swift, harsh punishment meted out by commissioner Adam Silver for Sterling's racist tirade—well, almost everyone....
From: Mother Jones | By: Ian Gordon and Sam Brodey | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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If you want to understand the latest trend in craft cocktails, you could do worse than to listen to Outkast. What's cooler than being cool is indeed ice cold. Specifically, it's stored at negative two degrees, sculpted with a Japanese band saw, and retails...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Cohen | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The day after Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the East Coast, Al Gore issued a statement linking the storm to climate change. That's when Fox News went on the attack. "These global warming claims have been debunked time and time again," declared...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Obamacare opponents outside the Supreme Court in March, 2014 Jay Mallin/ZUMA The Supreme Court today is considering whether to hear a challenge to Obamacare that could deprive 8 million people of their newly acquired health insurance. If the court does...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Republican lawmakers have been getting in the holiday spirit today by reminding people about their longstanding beef with Obamacare. Senate Republicans put out a list of articles on their website under the headlines "Spooked by higher costs" and "All...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Friday, October 31, 2014
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"The first question I ask my customers is: Are you registered?" Jolanda Smith says. Smith runs a hair salon on the outskirts of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her hair is dyed lavender and her arms are covered in heart and shooting-star tattoos. In the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Friday, October 31, 2014
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After a days-long battle with Maine governor Paul LePage, Kaci Hickox, a nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, has officially won the right to go outside. More MoJo coverage of the Ebola crisis. These Rules Can Protect...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alex Park | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Pundits may be declaring the culture wars over, but conservative Christians are donning their battle gear and rushing back to the front lines. In recent months, a coalition of conservative evangelical organizations has been carrying out an aggressive...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mariah Blake | Friday, October 31, 2014
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On Election Day, political campaigns, candidates, consultants, and pollsters pay close attention to who votes and why—and so does Facebook. For the past six years, on every national Election Day, the social-networking behemoth has pushed out a tool—a...
From: Mother Jones | By: Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The snow forecast from today through the weekend. This data represents a worst-case scenario; there's a 95 percent change there will be less snow than this. National Weather Service Happy Halloween! Hope you have a good costume lined up that isn't this...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Recently, the Pentagon released a disturbing report. Climate change, it warned, will exacerbate problems like terrorism and disease outbreaks, drain military resources, and create new enemies. The report said that the military's basic operations—everything...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The USS George HW Bush travels through the Gulf of Aden after supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt)...
From: Mother Jones | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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No election cycle in recent memory has seen the guns issue heat up the way this year's has. The National Rifle Association, continuing a long-running strategy of campaign spending, earmarked over $11 million for this year's elections—but for the first...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A man's life literally hangs in the balance in this year's governor's race in Colorado. As I explained earlier this month, Republican candidate Bob Beauprez has singled out a death row inmate by name and promised to ensure that he will be killed. "When...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues....
From: Mother Jones | By: Ben Adler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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After the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in June 2010, killing 11 workers and sending roughly five million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, much of the media coverage featured sludge-covered seabirds, empty shrimp baskets,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"It's eerie how much 2014 is like four years ago," says Craig Hughes, a Denver-based political consultant who ran Democrat Michael Bennet's successful 2010 Senate campaign. It's just after 10 a.m., and we're sitting in a coffee shop called Paris on the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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If you've recently purchased a new iPhone, or a fancy t-shirt, or a children's toy… or really virtually any consumer or industrial good, there's a strong chance that a giant ship ferried it from or through China. China, dubbed "the world's factory"...
From: Mother Jones | By: James West | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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