Mother Jones 06/01/16
23 articles
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist CHARLIE LEDUFF is the author of the New York Times bestseller Detroit and the host of an investigative TV series, The Americans, which he describes as “a little 60 Minutes, a little Charles Kuralt, and a little Jacka
40 More Years!
Yes, we’ve had a little work done. But you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Corroded Trust
Is the man-made catastrophe in Flint a sign of things to come?
Black Votes Matter
Five places where the new civil rights movement is shaking up politics
Bobbing For Bad Apples
Can big data help prevent police shootings?
Kansas’ experiment in small government created a big mess.
Crossing The Line
The real story of the Syrian family who Donald Trump said might be ISIS terrorists
Make America Self-Donate Again!
An expensive history of candidates blowing their own money on their campaigns
Fully Loaded
Inside the shadowy world of America’s 10 biggest gunmakers
Money Shots
Six guns that got a barrage of free advertising from the entertainment industry
Arming America
The politics and paranoia that gave rise to the gun industry
Do You Own Part Of A Gun Company?
Following the Newtown massacre, in early 2013 the board of California’s public pension plan announced it would yank its investments in Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger. The $5 million divestment was a symbolic gesture for the $254 billion fund, but it
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Lynda and Stewart Resnick built their billion-dollar feel-good empire on nuts, slick marketing—and a staggering amount of California’s water.
Playing Chicken
The ag industry has known for 40 years that antibiotics are creating dangerous superbugs. So why did only one company take the science seriously?
Mr. Right
Believe Her Or Not
Director Rick Famuyiwa revives a quarter-century-old debate.
Wax Dolls
The troubling divide between “sex positive” and true confidence
A Brief History Of Prom
Grace Wilson 1920s: The “democratic debutante ball” makes its high school debut. In theory, any student can attend a “promenade”— but teens of color are excluded thanks to Jim Crow and unequal access to education. 1930s: With the Depression in full
Roots: The Next Generation
W. Kamau Bell speaks with LeVar Burton about an epic reboot.
Lessons From The Master
Yo-Yo Ma, whose multinational Silk Road Ensemble just released a new album, has sound advice for politicians, parents, and jittery performers.
Dude, Where’s My Strad?
Five tales of rare instruments gone missing
The Tipping Point
Restaurants in 18 states pay their servers a paltry $2.13 an hour. Bon appétit!
Boxed Out
Silicon Valley VCs are drooling over meal-kit apps. But is the bubble about to burst?