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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Mormon Church Comes Out in Support of LGBT Rights

In a groundbreaking news conference on Tuesday, the Mormon Church officially announced its support for some LGBT rights, on the condition that the same legal protections are extended to all religious groups. But in doing so, the church...Show More Summary

The Pentagon Is Holding an Essay Contest to Honor Saudi Arabia's Brutal King. Here's Our Entry.

Shortly after Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, died last Friday, the Pentagon and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, paid their respects by inviting college students to participate in a "research and essay competition" in the late monarch's honor. Show More Summary

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth Gave Saudi Arabia's King A Lesson in Power

Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and some mean driving skills. One day back in 1998, she deployed both spectacularly to punk Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Back then, Abdullah was a Saudi crown prince visiting Balmoral, the vast royal estate in Scotland. Show More Summary

No Money Left Behind: Education Entrepreneur Cashes in on Bush Family Ties

In this week's New Yorker, Alec MacGillis discusses Jeb Bush's approach to education reform, the realm in which Bush, as Florida's governor, had sought to make his biggest mark. In 1995, his efforts to improve the state's public schools...Show More Summary

Mississippi Wouldn't Allow This Teacher To Show Kids How To Use A Condom. His Simple Solution Is Brilliant.

In Mississippi, whose education laws require "stressing" abstinence, teachers are prohibited from "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." Nonetheless, 76 percent of Mississippi teenagers report having sex before the end of high school, and a third of babies in the state are born to teenage mothers. Show More Summary

Terrifying Video Shows Black Man "With His Hands Raised" Shot To Death By New Jersey Cop

A newly released dashcam recording shows a New Jersey police officer fatally shooting a black man whose hands were raised in the air. The fatal encounter stems from a routine traffic stop on December 30, in which Bridgeton officers Braheme...Show More Summary

Watch Molly Redden on the GOP Women Protesting the 20-Week Abortion Ban

Mother Jones reporter Molly Redden appeared on MSNBC's Last Word Wednesday night to discuss why Republican women revolting against the 20-week abortion ban.

BREAKING: Federal Prosecutors Set to Clear Ferguson Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to clear Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last August, of civil rights charges. According to the New York Times, which broke the news Wednesday...Show More Summary

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Citizens United Is the Supreme Court's Worst Ruling

This story originally appeared at BillMoyers.com. In an interview with the New Republic, 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the current Court's worst ruling — and the one she would most like to overrule—was Citizens United. That...Show More Summary

Watch the Live Video of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Right Here

The early news was that President Obama is going to announce a small tax increase that will mostly affect the very wealthy. Kevin Drum thinks this sort of thing will play well and Obama's approval rating surge is likely to continue.Show More Summary

This Is an Early Contender for the Worst #SOTU Tweet of the Night

If you are one of those people who enjoys watching congressmen and women make fools of themselves—and you are—then things like the State of the Union are precious delicacies to be savored. The stately class dolls themselves in hashtags...Show More Summary

GOP's Big Spanish SOTU Response Will Be a Translation of English-Only Advocate Joni Ernst's Speech

Each year, the opposition party taps a member to deliver a response to the president's State of the Union address. For Tuesday night's speech—President Barack Obama's sixth—Republicans have awarded this duty to Iowa freshman Sen. Joni...Show More Summary

The Muslim Hero Who Saved Lives at a Paris Kosher Market Is Being Awarded France's Highest Honor

Lassana Bathily, the Muslim man from Mali who saved the lives of several customers during last week's hostage situation at a kosher supermarket in Paris, will be awarded French citizenship for his heroic efforts. Bathily, who works as...Show More Summary

Watch David Corn on Mitt Romney's Likely 2016 Run

Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn stopped by MSNBC's Hardball Monday night to discuss Mitt Romney's possible presidential bid.

Mitt vs. Jeb: Battle of the GOP Establishment Candidates

David Corn and Robert Costa joined host Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss the recent news that Mitt Romney is probably running for president, again. LOL. You'll recall what happened when David Corn reported on the most recent failed Romney campaign. Show More Summary

8 Romney GIFs That Will Make You LOL

1. Mitt New York 2. Mitt Romney Huffington Post 3. Mitt Romney is Giphy 4. Mitt Romney is running Giphy 5. Mitt Romney is running for Giphy 6. Mitt Romney is running for Spiderman Buzzfeed 7. Mitt Romney is running for Spiderman president Giphy 8. Mitt Romney is running for Spiderman president (probably) Giphy

Mitt Romney Is Probably Running for President. Here Are All the Times He Said He Wouldn't.

Last Friday, Mitt Romney confirmed that he's considering running for president once more in 2016. On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Romney is quickly rebuilding his campaign network for an "almost certain" run. Here's a look at the evolution of Romney's statements regarding a possible third presidential run: Nov. Show More Summary

Check Out This Amazing Presidential Debate Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush Just Had

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Mitt Romney may be running for president again in 2016. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also considering a run! Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn, who broke the news of thisShow More Summary

WSJ: Mitt Romney Considering '16 Presidential Bid

Wow! The Wall Street Journal just ripped open everyone's Friday afternoon with this shocking, game-changing scoop: Breaking: Mitt Romney told donors today that he is considering a White House bid in 2016. WSJ Exclusive: http://t.co/QDokYTGBDC —...Show More Summary

Police Corner Gunmen Suspected in Charlie Hebdo Attack, Dual Hostage Situations Develop

Police have closed in on two men they believe are the brothers suspected in Wednesday's terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. The Times reports hundreds of security forces have descended upon a printing shop northeast of Paris,...Show More Summary

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