Mother Jones

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Playing Chicken

The agriculture industry has known for 40 years that using antibiotics can create superbugs. Only one company has taken the science seriously.

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

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

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Car Trouble

Inside the lucrative, predatory, booming world of subprime car loans.

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Sheldon Adelson Bets It All

The inside story of the megadoner and the Chinese casino money flooding our elections.

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My Right to Die

A personal and legal history of assisted suicide.

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When He Was 16, This Man Threw One Punch—And Went to Jail for Life

Years after the era of the “superpredator,” Taurus Buchanan is still paying for a crime of his youth.

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When a Kid Kills His Longtime Abuser, Who's the Victim?

Vengeance, abuse, and the strange double standards of death penalty politics.

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The Fall of King Coal

The dangerous corporate ethos of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who is on trial after an explosion at one of his mines killed 29.

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The War on Women Is Over -- And Women Lost

Incremental changes in abortion laws lead to a system where women “turn themselves into pretzels” just to find a doctor.

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Heart of Agave

A small organic agave farmer stands firm against the collision of Big Agriculture and tequila.

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The Rehab Racket

The death of one Nevada man in a chaotic, unregulated, and expensive industry.

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Robby Mook Just Took the Hardest Job in Politics

Meet a man who could be called the “Hillaryland Whisperer.”