Mother Jones 12/01/16
15 articles
Contributors
Photographer WINNI WINTERMEYER grew up in Germany, far from guns, and didn’t love having a rifle in the studio while shooting (with his camera!) MoJo senior reporter Shane Bauer—but he was fascinated by the camouflage aesthetic (“Undercover With a Bo
Conspiracy Theorist In Chief
Donald Trump hasn’t just resurrected the paranoid style of American politics—he’s made it go mainstream.
Jail Bait
How “Hillary for Prison” became a campaign slogan
The Rockweed Rush
Corporate harvesters are ripping up native seaweed—for use in everything from dog food to fracking.
Snap Judgment
The 1996 welfare reform law is being used to cut food aid to some of the poorest Americans.
A Well-Regulated History Of Militias In America
Sara Rathod After independence, America’s militias were seen as an alternative to a standing army, but they fell by the wayside in the 19th century, only to be revived in the late 20th century by self-appointed patriots animated by fears of big gove
Trump’s Troops
David Neiwert and Sarah Posner Meet the militia leaders and associates who have jumped on the Trump train. In April 2014, Donald Trump was asked about Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who had recently led a militia-backed standoff with federal auth
The Bathroom And The Ballot Box
Multimillionaire Art Pope’s push to rewrite North Carolina politics was almost complete—until his cohorts went one bill too far.
Colorblind Justice
John Roberts has made rolling back the Voting Rights Act a cornerstone of his career. Now the lower courts are pushing back.
Mighty Morphin Power Player
What does Hillary’s top political benefactor want from a Clinton administration?
Wazed And Confused
Are GPS apps messing with our brains?
A Brief History Of Gps
Gregory Barber and Alexander Sammon 1956: Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke envisions “a position-finding grid whereby anyone on earth could locate himself by means of a couple of dials on an instrument about the size of a watch...No one on the planet
Man In The Mirror
How a British satirist turned our technological anxieties into must-watch television
Dim-Witted
Why don’t office buildings go dark at night?
Yeast Of Burden
Instead of 9 million dairy cows, Americans might soon be milking billions of microscopic creatures.