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The DHS Secretary and His Deputy Got Their Jobs Unlawfully, a Government Watchdog Finds

Acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf, left, and Ken Cuccinelli, his acting deputy, at a naturalization ceremony in Washington, DC, last month.Andrew Harnik/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Chad Wolf, the acting homeland security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, his acting deputy, were not appointed to their jobs…

After the Pandemic, Medical Schools Will Never Be the Same. That Could Be a Good Thing.

Tufts University medical students in anatomy lab.Jessica Rinaldi/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.One day in June, medical student Jasmina Ehab carefully examined a child’s rash. For Ehab, who is in her fourth year at the University of Southern Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, this was an…

The Trump Files: In Which Donald Sues Himself—and Wins!

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on October 5, 2016. In early 2006, eager to cash in on the housing…

We Need a President Who Doesn’t Entertain Racist Conspiracy Theories. Trump Is Not That President.

Oliver Contreras/Pool/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.President Trump is back on his birtherism bullshit. At his Thursday afternoon press conference, a reporter asked if he thought Sen. Kamala Harris met the legal requirements to run for vice president. “I heard today that she doesn’t meet the…

Why Not Finish Privatizing the Postal Service?

Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Speaking of the postal service, why not finish the job of privatizing it? We hear a lot about the pension prefunding requirement that has wrecked its finances, but let’s face it: the real problem is the…

QAnon Candidates Keep Winning Primaries and Top Republicans Keep Welcoming Them In

Mike Stewart/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Conspiracy theorists keep winning Republican primary elections, and GOP leaders aren’t just letting it happen—they’re welcoming them with open arms. On Tuesday, Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman with a history of saying racist things and outwardly supporting the QAnon conspiracy,…