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It’s Always About Stopping the Steal

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On August 3, 1980, around 10,000 people packed into the Neshoba County, Mississippi, fairgrounds. The site is where what’s known as “Mississippi’s Giant House Party” takes place, the state fair that was established…

From Our Archives, a Soldier Goes Birdwatching

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Each Friday, we pull articles from our archives to propel you into the weekend. After a week of death (literal and metaphorical), I received a small set of binoculars and a…

Trump’s State Department Had a “Humiliating” Lack of Diversity. Can Joe Biden Fix It?

Mother Jones illustration; Wikimedia CommonsOn Friday October 23, the State Department quietly decided to halt all “training programs related to diversity and inclusion.” For department employees, it was a fitting bookend to a presidential administration that has been hostile to the idea of diversity and uninterested in challenging the stereotype of US diplomats as “pale, male, and…

“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

January 6, 2021, Washington Dc, District of Columbia, United States: Police confront rioters around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used buttons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd.…