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Dementia Is On the Wane . . . But Maybe Not For Long

Bernd Thissen/DPA via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.A new study says that dementia has been on the wane for multiple decades: The risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in 2010. Incidence rates at…

Do We Really Need Senate Confirmation of 1,200 Positions?

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This is probably not a big vote-getter, but it’s worth a thought: seriously i want congress to either completely rewrite the vacancies act or just repeal it altogether — b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) August 3, 2020 This tweet was spurred by President Trump’s…

Donald Trump’s Businesses Did Okay in 2019. But 2020 Might Be Awful for His Personal Wealth.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Before COVID-19 hit, Donald Trump’s business empire was continuing to earn hundreds of millions of dollars. But the president’s recently filed personal financial disclosures show that much of that came from hotels and resorts, two of the industries hardest…

Trump’s Attack on Mail Voting Is Good for Democrats

Patrick Fallon/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This is so bugfuck nuts: President Trump’s unfounded attacks on mail balloting are discouraging his own supporters from embracing the practice, according to polls and Republican leaders across the country, prompting growing alarm that one of the central strategies of…