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Past articles by Jacob:

Finally, the End of Tár

Why is this movie awarded a knowingness it never earns? → Read More

Welcome to Haley’s Paradox

Here is, I think, the entire 2024 Republican primary writ small. → Read More

Monster of 2022: Cars Parked In Bike Lanes

You are not god, you just own a Toyota. Please stop parking in the bike lane. → Read More

Hero of 2022: The Bot That Tweets Lyrics From the Band The Fall

You can’t separate The Fall from the voice and the face of bandleader Mark E. Smith. “You can tell how a trombone sounds by looking at its shape,” Tobi Haslett began a piece on Smith in Artforum, “just as you could see, in the scowl and bitter rictus of Mark E. Smith, the slashing vocal intensity that came pouring out of that face.” Later in his life, Smith’s cheeks were pockmarked, his eyelids… → Read More

Chuck Grassley Is Too Old

Stop running and retire. → Read More

That Joke Sucked, Andy Biggs

The Arizona Republican turns the brutal assault against a colleague's husband into an obscene punchline. → Read More

Let Me Be Prime Minister

At this point, you know, it’s just all hands on deck. I’ll do it if no one else wants to. I’m not a Thatcherite or anything. Liz Truss to resign as UK prime minister after 45 days in office — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 20, 2022 Oh but full disclosure: I have never […] → Read More

Here’s the Van Gogh Soup Thrower Explaining the Soup Throw. Seems Fine to Me.

You probably should get used to this kind of protest because it's going to happen a lot. → Read More

The Biden Administration Just Proposed a Rule That Could Change Work for Millions

“Misclassification deprives workers of their federal labor protections." → Read More

We Now Interrupt Nothing to Bring You News of the Queen’s Death

No, we will not stop posting—ever. → Read More

The New Climate Denialism Laughs at the Idea of Taking Trains

PSG's Kylian Mbappe, left, and PSG's head coach Christophe Galtier, right, laugh about the idea of taking a train.Thibault Camus/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. Here is a neat encapsulation of a common approach to climate denial. At a press conference on Monday, a reporter asked the coach of Paris St. Germain—one of… → Read More

Big Boy Puffs Chest

He has gotten so big, that Ron DeSantis, hasn’t he? The potential GOP nominee for president who has made the culture war excruciatingly material by attacking formerly incarcerated people’s ability to vote, transgender people’s ability to get healthcare, and everyone’s ability to understand the word “woke” has blossomed. He’s almost grown now. Just look at him: […] → Read More

We Still Don’t Know Much About the FBI’s Search at Mar-a-Lago. But Here’s What We Do Know.

It’s not Watergate. Well, it’s not Watergate in the way that Trump and his cronies say it is. → Read More

How Likely Is It John Bolton Helped Do These Coups?

Let's list American-backed coups and see which one maybe Bolton did. → Read More

It’s Not 2016

This is a continuing investigation from the Mother Jones newsroom to determine whether it is the year 2016. Good morning. Despite disturbing recent reports that, for some, grievances from the Democratic primary for president from six years ago are the central vehicle to understand our modern political problems, we can confirm: It is not 2016. The year […] → Read More

Is It Unethical for Nicholas Kristof to Do an Ad for His Cider as a Substack Post About the Ethics of His Cider?

Thoughts? → Read More

You Can’t Run on Defending Democracy if Democracy Is Broken

Hearings aren't enough. Democrats need to prove institutions work. → Read More

Elon Musk Says It Was a “Mistake” to Ban Trump’s Twitter

Men only want one thing: to be the center of attention on Twitter. → Read More

Report: Bernie Might Run Again in 2024 if Biden Drops Out

In case you missed it, a memo given to the Washington Post says Sen. Bernie Sanders might run again for president, but only if Joe Biden decides not to himself. According to the document—written by Faiz Shakir, manager of Bernie’s Sanders 2020 campaign—Sanders “has not ruled out another run for president” if Biden forgoes a reelection […] → Read More

Once Again, a Report Says a Former Trump Official May Have Committed Voter Fraud

Stop me if you've heard this before. → Read More