Mother Jones 04/01/16
19 articles
Contributors
Following up on her widely cited investigation into the plaintiffs in last year’s Obamacare Supreme Court case, Stephanie Mencimer now profiles the man behind a new crop of litigants challenging long-standing civil rights laws (“Claim of Privilege,”
Claim Of Privilege
Meet the brains behind a string of Supreme Court cases chipping away at the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Take Me To Your Leader
America’s only UFO lobbyist searches for intelligent life in Washington, DC.
The Smartest Guns In The Room
Are Americans ready to give high-tech firearms a shot?
Sheldon Adelson Goes All In
The billions he made in Chinese casinos may decide the presidential race. But has he overplayed his hand?
High Stakes
How Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have put their money to work
Paper Trail
Russ Choma Why did casino magnate Sheldon Adelson try to secretly buy the Las Vegas Review-Journal? Was it a civic-minded investment, or a power play to gain control over Nevada’s largest paper? One thing’s for sure: all the drama attracted plenty o
Sex Negative
When my state passed one of the most rigid abstinence-only sex education laws in the nation, I went back to school.
Dreamers Of The Golden Dream
Does California have a blueprint to fix global warming?
Red, Blue, And Green
How politicians of both parties created California’s low-carbon economy
Car Trouble
A subprime boom, insane interest rates, predatory lending, a private-equity frenzy. Sound familiar?
No Credit? Big Problem.
Three simple tricks to squeeze more money out of subprime car buyers
Repo Madness
How subprime lenders use starter kill switches to plague struggling car owners
Contemptible Collectibles
The lessons and legacy of Jim Crow-era keepsakes
Explain That Tune
Song Exploder peels apart the tracks to reveal something deeper.
Books
Hell Is a Very Small Place Edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd THE NEW PRESS Reading this collection of essays by people who have experienced solitary confinement, it’s not hard to see why UN officials view solitary as a means
Game Of Clones
Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson on his feminist sci-fi drama
Killer App
Plastic applicators foul our oceans. So why do manufacturers push them on us?
The Kitchen Sink
ERIK NEUMANN When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their 540-acre ranch in 1998, it was in bad shape. Located in California’s Marin County, a windswept region northwest of San Francisco Bay, the land had been worn down by overgrazing;