Mother Jones 10/01/16
16 articles
From The Editors
We have made a few corrections and clarifications to the online version of our July/August story “My Prison Experiment.” We misidentified the impetus for and findings of an FBI investigation into the management of the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC)
Uoutgunned And Outmanned
The nation’s top gun cops are underfunded and buried in bureaucracy—just the way the NRA wants them.
Guns N’ Poses
B.S. A brief history of the ATF—and the efforts to hamstring it 1934: Responding to Tommy-gun-toting bootleggers, Congress passes the National Firearms Act, the first federal gun law. It requires the registration of machine guns and short-barreled
Targeting The Trolls
One congresswoman is trying to get cops, techies, and politicians to stop brushing off online harassment.
Land Of The Fee
This company helps immigrants get out of detention if they wear ankle monitors. It can be an expensive ticket to freedom.
Putting Lynching On The Map
A new movement is memorializing forgotten sites of racist violence.
No Country For White Men
HOW DONALD TRUMP TOOK A WORKING-CLASS NARRATIVE OF UNFAIRNESS AND TWISTED IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE
Rust Belt Blues
IN OHIO, DEMOCRATS WAGE AN UPHILL BATTLE AGAINST TRUMP’S PROMISE TO TURN BACK TIME.
Here I Stand
BEN SASSE IS TAKING ON TRUMP AND DEMANDING A NEW KIND OF POLITICS. BUT ARE REPUBLICANS READY FOR A REFORMATION?
Minor Threats
Why thousands of girls have been jailed for talking back, staying out late, or skipping school
Black Teachers Matter
DARLENE LOMAX WAS PART OF A GENERATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATORS DETERMINED TO MAKE SCHOOLS WORK FOR ALL CHILDREN. WHO DROVE THEM AWAY?
Reading Rainbow
Diversity in children’s publishing is good for kids. For the adults, it’s a minefield.
O Brave New Penitentiary
Margaret Atwood on futuristic fast food, intelligent pigs, and locking up Shakespeare
A Brief History Of Handwriting
Madison Pauly 3200 B.C.: With stylus and clay tablets, ancient Mesopotamians create abstract symbols to represent syllables of their spoken language. 600s: Quill pens and parchment paper take hold in Europe. Drippy ink discourages pen lifting, henc
The Case For Lo Pro
Why America’s latest dietary fetish is bad for just about everybody
Farmer In The Dell
Agriculture migrates to the cloud.