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The Racism Isn’t a “Distraction.” It’s How We Got Here.

Carolyn Kaster/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.On Wednesday night Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president and became the first Black and South Asian woman to be nominated for the position on a major party’s ticket. Her acceptance speech, which was introduced…

Once Upon a Time, Presidents and Words Didn’t Fail

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.If the grammatically grotesque tweets, bizarrely unhinged speeches, and wrecking-ball words of a certain president wear you down day after day, week after week, you might want to search your memory, and the news archives, for a time when the presidency was…