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Category: 2020 Elections

What the Return of Allen West Says About the Delusional State of the Republican Party

Albin Lohr-Jones/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.The Texas Republican Party convention, which wrapped up—for now—early Monday morning, was most notable for how it transpired. In early July, Republican leaders announced they were moving forward with an in-person gathering even as the coronavirus outbreak…

Three Unexpected Ways Joe Biden Plans to Tackle Climate Change

Joe Biden.Bastiaan Slabbers/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Joe Biden’s climate plan lagged behind the plans introduced by his presidential primary opponents when he unveiled it in the spring of 2019. It was just…

John Leguizamo on Trump, Dirty Jokes, and the Whitewashing of Latinx History

Mark Helenowski/Mother Jones For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Actor, activist, author, and educator John Leguizamo loves that his comedy makes people feel angry. In his 2018 one-man Broadway show, Latin History for Morons (now available on Netflix), the 55-year-old star splices raunchy jokes with history about the genocide…

Another Monument to White Supremacy That Should Come Down? The Electoral College

George Washington presides over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 25 – September 17, 1787. Hulton Archive/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.We are in a moment of reckoning over racism, not only taking down Confederate statues to eradicate these lingering odes to white supremacy…