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Past articles by Jamilah:

These Women Came Out During the Pandemic. Now What?

“It’s harder to build community, go on dates, find queer friends, and get in-person support.” → Read More

Facebook Official Bites Back at Biden, Insisting That the Platform “Saves Lives”

But misinformation about the pandemic is still thriving on Facebook. → Read More

Biden Vows to Appeal Judge’s Ruling Suspending DACA

The president also called on Congress to pass legislation to protect the immigrants known as Dreamers. → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene Likens Nancy Pelosi’s Mask Mandate to the Holocaust

How low can she go? → Read More

Biden to Host George Floyd’s Family on the Anniversary of the Murder

But lawmakers continue to bicker over the police-reform bill named in Floyd’s honor. → Read More

For Whites, George Floyd’s Murder Was a Reckoning That May Not Last

Their approval for Black Lives Matter is lower today than it was before he was killed. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick Forced to Live Off His Side Hustles—Unlike Tim Tebow

The QB’s latest gig: editing a new book about prison and police abolition. → Read More

“Queen Sugar” Author Natalie Baszile on How Black Farmers Can Help Save the Planet

“Those old indigenous practices have everything to do with carbon sequestration.” → Read More

The Vice President Still Hasn’t Shaken Off #KamalaIsACop

Kamala Harris leaned into her personal story. Black women activists continue to have their doubts. → Read More

Even Trump Loyalists Can No Longer Defend His Legacy

“That behavior was unconscionable for our country.” → Read More

Big Tech Is Purging Trumpworld’s Biggest Conspiracy Theorists

Including the biggest conspiracy theorist of them all. → Read More

Monster: Your Damn Sourdough Starter

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. You made sourdough starter! Congratulations! People have been doing this exact thing for thousands of years! You’re not special! …But yes, I would still like a slice. → Read More

Heroes of 2020: My Cat—the Smartest, Best Cat. He Is Named Smarty Cat.

Before 2020, here’s how I would’ve described my cat, Smarty Cat: “His paws have never touched pavement.” And it was true: Despite being a 12-year-old rescue, Smarty Cat embodied all of the privileges of a kept kitty. He’s particular in his tastes: the afternoon sunshine must hit him just right, he will only eat food […] → Read More

Georgia Didn’t Turn Blue Overnight. Just Ask the State’s Newest Member of Congress Nikema Williams.

She isn’t as well known as Stacey Abrams, but John Lewis’ successor represents a different—and formidable—kind of power. → Read More

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson Wants You to Wear a Mask

The virus is surging across the country. → Read More

Carroll Fife Is in the House. Now She Wants to Burn it Down.

After orchestrating an occupation with homeless moms and inspiring a nationwide movement, the radical housing activist is running to transform Oakland’s City Council. → Read More

Kamala Harris’ Facial Expressions Show What it Means to Be a Woman in the Workplace

If you missed the vice presidential debate tonight, you didn’t miss too much. Honestly, you’ll get the idea by watching this great video from my colleague Mark Helenowski: .@KamalaHarris is every woman in the workplace. pic.twitter.com/aYv6ZBttVJ — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 8, 2020 → Read More

College Campuses Opened for Business, Now Scores of Students Have Covid-19

Students are getting the blame, but administrators aren’t exactly innocent. → Read More

Curtis Flowers’ Murder Charges Are Finally Dropped. It Only Took 6 Trials and 24 Years.

The Mississippi Attorney General called the cased “unprecedented.” → Read More

“What Kind of Society Are We Building?”: Durham DA Satana Deberry on Prosecuting Like a Progressive

Her election made history. Now she’s grappling with what it means to run a law enforcement system that locks up people who look like her. → Read More