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Laughter Is Powerful, Personal, and Political

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.It’s no secret that laughter works miracles. It stimulates and relaxes muscles, reduces pain, and improves moods and immune systems. Laughter sustains us. But sometimes when we, women of color, need it the most, it’s hardest to come by. And we need…

Donald Trump, Who Bragged About Passing a Cognitive Test, Is Attacking AOC’s Intelligence

Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.President Donald Trump was back at it with the racism and sexism Thursday morning, lobbing insults at prominent women of color during an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show. After referring to Sen. Kamala Harris as a “mad…

George W. Bush Couldn’t Convince Americans to Get Vaccinated. Trump May Do Even Worse.

Mother Jones illustration; Michal Dolezal/CTK/AP; Evan Vucci/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.The threat of a terrible disease loomed, and the race was on to vaccinate Americans. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, warned that the Republican administration had to…

Uber and Lyft Are Now Playing Chicken With California Courts

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks in 2019.Mark Lennihan/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.On MSNBC today—two days after a California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft must reclassify workers as employees—Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that if the company doesn’t win on appeal he might shut down…