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No, Democrats Are Not Eternally Doomed in the Senate

Can I vent a little? Thanks. It’s become almost conventional wisdom among liberals these days that the US Senate is flagrantly unfair and undemocratic because of its built-in bias toward Republicans. Why, Republicans control the Senate with seats that represent less than half of all Americans! It’s become something of an all-purpose excuse for Democratic…

2 Years Ago, Scientists Warned Us Dead Trees Would Fuel Unpredictable Wildfires. Now It’s Happening.

Smoke from the Creek Fire billows beyond a ridge as seen from Huntington Lake on Sept. 5, 2020, at Huntington Lake, Calif.Eric Paul Zamora/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Nearly 150 million trees died in California between 2010 and 2018, officials estimated last…

Processing RBG’s Passing With My Daughter, and the Mother Jones Community

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.You probably remember where you were when you heard the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. I was in my living room/office/classroom/messy-everything-space working when I heard my teen daughter’s voice: “Nooo!” she sobbed. “I LOVED her!” I tried…

We Need to Save Abortion Rights. But Roe Isn’t Enough—and RBG Knew It.

Jeffrey Markowitz/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted more for women. While everyone has been screaming about Roe v. Wade since her death Friday night, it’s worth remembering that the beloved justice was famously critical of the landmark ruling, which…

Conservative Dark Money Group Plans to Spend More Than $2 Million to Boost Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Chris Juhn/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The Judicial Crisis Network, the conservative dark money group that has spent millions to support or oppose judicial nominees, announced today that it will spend at least $2.2 million in ad buys to boost whoever Donald…