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“Something Needs to Change or Else We Will All Quit”

A school board discusses a proposed resolution to ban teaching critical race theory. Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.It is not news that public schools in the United States are now conflict zones. Across the country, K–12 teachers, school administrators,…

Oath Keepers Founder Convicted of Sedition in Capitol Attack

Grace Molteni/Mother Jones; Collin County Sheriff’s Office/AP, Mihoko Owada/STAR MAX/IPx/AP; Unsplash Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.A jury has convicted Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, of seditious conspiracy and other crimes, a milestone in the Justice Department’s sprawling…

Hospitals Are Full of Kids Sick With RSV—And Anti-Vaxxers Think It’s a Hoax

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Across the country, children’s hospitals are reporting record numbers of admissions—not just from Covid, but also from a host of other seasonal respiratory viruses. Particularly worrisome among these is respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly known as RSV. The illness,…

An Oath Keeper Took the Stand in Her Own Defense. It Went Badly.

Grace Molteni/Mother Jones; Jose Luis Magana/AP, Montgomery County Jail/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper charged with seditious conspiracy, struggled Thursday under cross examination by prosecutors—at one point shouting that the 2020 election had been stolen from Donald Trump. “Half…