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“A Rock of Righteousness; and My Good, Good Friend”: SCOTUS Eulogizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sarah Silbiger/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 was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court’s liberal wing. But for the other members of the country’s highest court, where Ginsburg spent…

A Massive Trove of Newly Leaked Documents Shows How Big Banks Help Criminals Move Dirty Money

alptraum/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.On Sunday, BuzzFeed News published an investigative report showing how some of the world’s most powerful banks were aware of—but failed to stop—suspicious transactions totaling more than $2 trillion. Banks profited from these transactions, “facilitating the work…

Moore’s Law Is Dead. Long Live Huang’s Law.

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In Part 2 of my great robot trilogy,¹ I talked a bit about the steady demise of Moore’s Law, which ever since 1965 has predicted that computing power doubles every 18 months or so. Obviously Moore’s Law was…

Tom Cotton Went on Fox News to Make the Case for a Quick Supreme Court Nomination. It Went Poorly.

Win McNamee/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Four years ago, after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican senator after Republican senator made floor speeches, issued press releases, and went live on air to argue that in an election year, the…