Mother Jones

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Mad Men

Inside the men’s rights movement—and the army of misogynists it spawned.

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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Money ≠ Happiness. QED.

The old axiom that more is better is no longer true.

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"Hurt That Bitch"

What undercover investigators saw inside a factory farm.

Excerpted from The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food.

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Inside the Mammoth Backlash to Common Core

How an education reform effort became the new Obamacare.

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How a Squad of Ex-Cops Fights Police Abuses

An experiment in public defense.

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The NRA's Murder Mystery

Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.

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This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case

“Which is how, despite the drinking, the stealing, the racist outburst, the abysmal courtroom performance, the disbarment, and the ultimate imprisonment of his lead attorney, an intellectually disabled man has ended up on the verge of execution.”

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.

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Who's Behind Newsweek?

The secretive group that owns the venerable magazine.

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The Man Who Loves To Hate

On Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who died this week.