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Warren and Booker Are Investigating Meatpacking Giants After Our Reporting Shed Light on Dangerous Conditions

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Thanks largely to the hard-hitting reporting by Mother Jones contributors Esther Honig and Ted Genoways in their exclusive investigation of how meatpacking plants let workers get sick and die, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker are opening an investigation of their own. Citing…

Joe Biden Claimed to Have the Support of the Only Black Woman Senator. He Forgot About the One on Stage.

Former Vice President Joe Biden greets the audience after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Alex Wong/Getty Last week at a town hall in Las Vegas, former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden affirmed his stance against legal marijuana—it’s a gateway drug, he reasoned. Tonight, those words…

Presidential Candidates Wouldn’t Touch This Radical Idea to Transform Agriculture—Until Now

Mother Jones illustration; John Minchillo/AP; Getty Food and agriculture policies have been at best a fringe issues during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney,…

Democrats Say They Want to End Mass Incarceration. There’s No Way They’ll Do What’s Needed to Get There.

LightFieldStudios/Getty In his criminal justice proposal, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has said he would grant clemency to 17,000 federal inmates serving time for nonviolent drug-related offenses. He proposed this idea in June, as part of his plan to end mass incarceration in the United States.  Shrinking the enormous US prison population has become a standard…

Democrats Showed Off Their Spanish at Last Night’s Debate. Jackie Kennedy Did It First.

Bettmann Archive/Getty It seems that not a single Democratic presidential debate can go by without Spanish-speaking candidates flaunting their fluency. Thursday’s third Democratic debate was no exception. Regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, said, “Anyone who supports this is supporting racism. Es racismo y es sencillo.” (“It’s racism…