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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…

John Lewis Was Once Dismissed Even by His Allies. Now He’s Praised by Everyone, Give or Take a President.

John Lewis on December 6, 2019.Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly via ZUMA Press For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Civil rights hero John Lewis, 80, very much still needed, died Friday of pancreatic cancer. He had helped in the early 1960s to pioneer the regime of nonviolent confrontation in the…

The Former Head of the CDC Has an Audacious Idea for Handling the Pandemic

Mother Jones illustration; Courtesy of Resolve to Save Lives For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds,…

Watch Barack Obama’s Online Address to 2020’s Black Graduates

Vincent Thian/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.As the pandemic cancels in-person graduation ceremonies at high schools and colleges around the country, institutions have turned to virtual commencements to honor the class of 2020. On a two hour live-streamed event hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Hart,…

“Obamagate” Is Trump’s Latest Lie to Smear Joe Biden

Michael Flynn arrives at US District Court for sentencing on Dec. 18, 2018.Alex Edelman/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.The Trump White House has released a list of officials in President Barack Obama’s administration who “may have received” access to National Security Agency reports…