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Will Anyone in the Republican Party Ever Step Up?

Jette Carr/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.From the Washington Post today: President Trump’s unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination, crystallized by his harsh denunciation of the racial justice movement Friday night at Mount Rushmore, has unnerved Republicans who…

The Cleveland Indians Are Considering a Name Change

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians said Friday night that the team was considering a name change, after the National Football League’s Washington Redskins announced the same thing earlier in the day. “The recent social unrest in our community…

The Five Most Outrageous Things Trump Said at Mt. Rushmore

President Donald Trump speaks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday.AP Photo/Alex Brandon For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.On Friday night, the eve of July 4th, President Trump used another one of his incendiary campaign rallies to stoke the flames of a culture war. In his remarks…

The Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era “Floating Gardens”

Chinampas.Especial/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky canals wind their way through the Xochimilco neighborhood. Here, the urban sprawl of…