AJ Dellinger, Mic

AJ Dellinger


Madison, WI, United States

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Recent articles by AJ:


Leaked calls reveal the conservative "master plan" to tank climate action

While the Biden administration is gearing up to combat climate change, Republicans are gearing up to combat that progress. In a series of leaked phone calls obtained by Grist, it was revealed that the American Legislative Exchange Council — better… → Read More


Elon Musk's Neuralink made a device that lets a monkey play Pong with his thoughts

A new sentence is born every day, so here's one for you: Elon Musk put a computer chip in a monkey's brain and now that monkey is really good at Pong. Neuralink, a neurotechnology company that is focused on creating brain-machine interfaces, posted… → Read More


Matt Gaetz opposed a Florida revenge porn law. He was reportedly protecting his own collection

Before Rep. Matt Gaetz — the Republican grifter and accused sex trafficker — joined Congress, he served in the Florida legislature. During his six-year stint in the Florida House of Representatives, he opposed a Republican-backed bill that would… → Read More


The debut of 'Gutfeld!', Fox News's new comedy show, went about as well as you'd expect

For years, people have complained about the lack of diversity in late night. The comedy shows that have been the bedrock of the evening lineups across the major networks have been plagued by hegemony, but thank god Fox News is here to break up the… → Read More


Amazon fired employees in retaliation for climate activism, the U.S. labor board says

Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa wanted to change Amazon for the better. The two employees were members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group of workers that pushed the massive corporation with its large and growing carbon footprint to do… → Read More

Personal Data Of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaks Online

The personally identifying information of more than half a billion Facebook users leaked online Saturday, made available for free on a hacking forum Saturday. Full names, phone numbers, email addresses, and locations were exposed in the leak. → Read More


Texas officials responded to the winter storm with propaganda they got from a pro-fossil fuel think tank

In February, Texas experienced an unprecedented winter storm that saw roads shut down from snowfall and millions left without power as the state's electric grid failed in freezing temperatures. The situation was so bad that the CEO of the state's… → Read More


Biden is going big on offshore wind — and it could create tens of thousands of new jobs

The Jersey Shore, sadly a dumping ground for both toxic pollution and culture, is going to have an opportunity to clean up its reputation and, in turn, the country. On Monday, the Biden administration announced that it will mark off a large swath of… → Read More


You can buy a coronavirus vaccine on the dark web, but please don't

While just over one-fourth of the United States has already received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions are still waiting for their turn in line — and some are looking… → Read More


The longer the Ever Given is stuck in the Suez Canal, the worse it'll be for the environment

The Ever Given is still stuck in the Suez Canal, and it's starting to create something of a global pile-up. The 1,300-feet-long container ship, one of the largest ever built, has been wedged sideways across the narrow water passage since Tuesday,… → Read More


After devastating floods, Australians could soon be dealing with a "plague" of deadly spiders

EasternAustralia has been getting hammered by torrential rain and flooding for the better part of a week now, resulting in tens of thousands of people being forced to leave their homes. Making matters worse, some new eight-legged residents have… → Read More


The Boulder shooting, America's 2nd mass killing in a week, has left 10 dead

At least 10 people are dead in Boulder, Colorado, the victims of a mass shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. The suspected shooter, identified by law enforcement as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, entered a King Soopers grocery store and… → Read More


Trolling and disinformation is actively keeping us from fighting climate change

As inhabitants of the planet Earth, we desperately need to address climate change in order to ensure the health of our global ecosystem. The first step just might be dealing with the toxic waste getting dumped into our social media feeds. According… → Read More


It seems Trump's social network is actually happening

Save for an appearance at CPAC where he played the hits, and some very sad press releases sent from "The Office of Donald J. Trump," the former president has been largely absent from the public eye since Joe Biden took over the White House. Rather… → Read More


Australia is a terrifying preview of a world ravaged by climate change

After a year of historic drought and devastating, unprecedented wildfires, Australia is once again getting hammered by extreme weather. Over the course of the last week, the country has endured the worst flooding that it has experienced in nearly a… → Read More


How oil companies ruined the planet and saddled earthlings with the bill

Oil and gas companies are making a mess of the planet, not just by feeding our fossil fuel addiction, but by failing to clean up after themselves. Energy companies around the country exploit the land to extract oil and natural gas, but when the fuel… → Read More


r/WallStreetBets investors used some of their GameStop tendies to protect gorillas

Just a few weeks — or maybe it was years, who can really say at this point? — ago, GameStop's stock was on an unsustainable upward trajectory and thousands of Reddit users from the r/WallStreetBets community were along for the ride. Then it all came… → Read More


Catholic priests have pledged $100 million for the descendants of slaves traded by the church

One of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church is penance, or reconciliation, performed to seek forgiveness for wrongdoing. An order of Jesuit priests are seeking to fulfill that sacrament by taking on one of the church's greatest sins:… → Read More


Amazon is expanding its gamification model of warehouse work to at least 20 states

Employees at Amazon warehouses have been overworked and pushed to the point of exhaustion, unnecessarily exposed to coronavirus outbreaks, and discouraged from unionizing and advocating for their rights. But have no fear, Amazon has something better… → Read More


“Underwater Roombas” are sucking up decades of human waste in the Pacific

Beneath Santa Catalina Island, a resort town 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, sit thousands of barrels filled with a toxic substance known as DDT. The barrels have been chillin’ on the ocean floor for decades, slowly leaking the waste… → Read More