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Jesse Mechanic


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Past articles by Jesse:

Want to Combat the Opioid Crisis? Pass Single-Payer Health Care.

A for-profit health care system that has generated billions for Big Pharma won't combat the opioid crisis. → Read More

In Georgia, Brian Kemp Put on a Master Class in Voter Suppression

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's shameful voter suppression tactics led to 53,000 registrations being put on hold, 70% of whom were African Americans. → Read More

For 400 Straight Months, the Global Temperature Has Been Rising

This was the third-warmest April in 139 years. → Read More

After Months of Inaction on the Opioid Crisis, Trump Sets the Stage for a Harmful Response

Trump is proposing cuts to effective treatment programs. → Read More

Are You Sick? Blame Poverty.

In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. → Read More

The GOP Tax Bill Is a Backdoor Obamacare Repeal

An unstable marketplace would unravel Obamacare. → Read More

America's First Transgender Suicide Hotline Is Now Live

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) completed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task For... → Read More

10 Statements That Should've Disqualified Roy Moore Long Before The Sex Abuse Allegations

His career has been defined by his extreme, bigoted, theoconservatism. → Read More

How the "Citizens United" Ruling Paved the Way for This Abhorrent Tax Bill

A donor-friendly tax bill like this should be no surprise. → Read More

The '20-Armed Octopus': Deconstructing The Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Abigail Zavod, when speaking about the opioid crisis during a grand rounds presentation at Dartmouth, likened it to a “20-armed octopus covered in va... → Read More

It's Terrorism If You're Brown And Mental Health If You're White

When a white person is the shooter, all Trump offers is thoughts and prayers. → Read More

Robert E. Lee Was Not An 'Honorable Man.' He Was A White Supremacist Traitor

The Civil War was fought over slavery, so stop that "states’ rights" nonsense. → Read More

5 Years Ago Today Trump Offered $5 Million For Obama's College Records

I'd like to take you back a bit if I could, way back to October, 24th 2012. On this fateful day in recent history, Donald Trump, after promising an Obama-related "bombshell" that never came, released a video offering up a $5 million donation if President Obama released "his college records and applications" and his "passport applications and records." This was, as Trump states in the video,… → Read More

In Seven States, Exposing Animal Abuse is A Worse Crime Than The Abuse Itself

Unconstitutional “ag-gag” laws only serve to facilitate animal abuse In 2002, Alabama passed the Farm Animal, Crop, and Research Facilities Pro... → Read More

The Broken Bus (An Obamacare Allegory)

"What kind of an idiot buys a bus like this? You see all that smoke!? What a crappy bus. So crappy." → Read More

Prayer Hasn't Worked, Maybe We Should Consider Gun Reform?

Let’s step beyond the vitriol and wade within the logic pool for a spell. → Read More

Prayer Hasn't Worked, Maybe We Should Consider Gun Reform?

Let’s step beyond the vitriol and wade within the logic pool for a spell. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Was No Fan Of Protest-Demeaning Moderates

Fighting for change has always made people uncomfortable. → Read More

A College Security Officer Said He was Shot By A "Black Man In A Hoodie." Turns Out He Shot Himself

This is more than simply filing a false police report. Brent Ahlers, a 25-year-old security guard employed by St. Catherine University in St.Pau... → Read More

Trump Says China's Corporate Tax Rate Is 15 Percent — It's 25 Percent Or Higher

In an attempt to further justify his economic agenda (one of which is entirely centered around the wildly misguided idea that our economic woes derive fr... → Read More