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Past articles by Stephanie:

Kyle Rittenhouse, the MAGA Star That Wasn’t

After his acquittal, the Kenosha shooter has gone on the right-wing media circuit—with mixed results. → Read More

Treasury Department Study: White People Get 90 Percent of the Benefits of Many Tax Breaks

Republicans have never seen a tax break they didn't love, even though they cost more than poverty programs. → Read More

Mike Pence Is Courting Controversial Anti-Gay Pastors

He's appearing tomorrow with John Hagee, who said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights. → Read More

The Rise and Fall of Stop the Steal’s Favorite Conference

AMPFest was a place for MAGA diehards kicked out of traditional conservative conferences. → Read More

This MAGA PAC Raised Nearly $2 Million Off the Trucker Protests. Where Did All the Money Go?

Bouncy houses, country western bands, and not a single political campaign. → Read More

Ammon Bundy Led an Armed Standoff With the Government. 100,000 People Still Voted for Him.

His third-place finish in the Idaho governor's race was surprisingly strong. → Read More

Utah Sen. Mike Lee Betrayed the Constitution and Won Reelection

Independent candidate Evan McMullin didn't even come close. → Read More

Evan McMullin Put Democracy On the Ballot. Utah Voters Probably Won’t Care.

Mike Lee betrayed the Constitution, but he’s still a Republican. → Read More

JFK Jr.’s Iconic Magazine Is Back From the Dead. You Can Thank QAnon.

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. Virtually every one of the 70 or so speakers at Michael Flynn’s ReAwaken America tour last weekend in Manheim, Pennsylvania, had something to sell, and Gene Ho was no exception. There was his book, TRUMPography: How Biblical Principles Paved the Way to the American Presidency, a memoir of… → Read More

A Jury Just Found the Insurrectionist Underwear Model Guilty On All Charges

John Strand, a spokesman for the anti-vaccine group America's Frontline Doctors, faces up to 24 years in prison. → Read More

An Insurrectionist Underwear Model Is Finally Having His January 6 Trial

John Strand could face 25 years in prison. → Read More

An Anti-Vaccine Doctor Turned Capitol Insurrectionist Was Just Released Early from Prison

Simone Gold is done serving time as a MAGA martyr. So, now what? → Read More

The Colorado River is Dying. Can Its Aquatic Dinosaurs Be Saved?

The razorback sucker has survived in the river for more than 3 million years. Climate change could end that. → Read More

Trump Merch, Rabid Fans, Disgraced Ex-Officials: Inside the Right-Wing Conference Circuit

How did extremists take over the GOP? → Read More

Jan. 6 Defendant Claims Judge Sent Her to Prison Because She Wouldn’t Date Him in Law School

Anti-vaccine doctor Simone Gold called her 60-day sentence "unconscionable." → Read More

It Was Always Going to Be Alito

Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine. Since early May, when Politico published the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that today overturned Roe v. Wade and rolled back a half-century of reproductive rights, there has been a lot of analysis on how we got… → Read More

Insurrectionist Anti-Vax Doctor Simone Gold Was Just Sentenced to 60 Days in Prison

The judge found her fundraising off her crime "unseemly." → Read More

Insurrectionist Tells Judge Her Elite Credentials Should Keep Her Out of Prison

Stanford-educated lawyer and Covid misinformation spreader Dr. Simone Gold will be sentenced Thursday. → Read More

Former Trump Campaign Manager Poised to Testify to January 6 Committee

Bill Stepien will be in the spotlight during the second congressional hearing on the insurrection. → Read More

The GOP’s Interest in Mental Health Care Is a Familiar Deflection After a Mass Shooting

Dems should take them up on it. And still go after guns. → Read More