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Jill Sobule: “You Better Not F*ck in Texas”

Courtesy of Jill Sobule Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Jill Sobule is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who had a few cool hits in the 1990s, including, “I Kissed a Girl.” Her songs are witty, sassy, and, occasionally, heart-breaking. (Check out “Mexican Wrestler.”) From time…

9/11: When Pop Culture Went Into Patriotic Overdrive

Toby Keith performs at the Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles, May 2002.Kevin Winter/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Within weeks, maybe even days, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the entertainment industry mobilized to show that…

Behold 4/20, Which Means More Than You Think

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.Historically, 4/20 means one thing above all: observing, as one does, the anniversary of the first pasteurization test, named after Louis Pasteur, whose invention in 1862 improved food safety by eliminating…