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Mother Jones March/April 2019

Mother Jones is a nonprofit news organization with a bi-monthly magazine that delivers bold and original reporting on the urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat. We investigate stories that are in the public’s interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones journalism is award-winning storytelling that informs and inspires 10 million monthly readers.

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contributors

JONATHAN LEE KROHN published his first book, on conservative philosophy, at the age of 13 and was a frequent speaker at conferences and on cable news. He has since reported from Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey for The Atlantic and USA Today, cataloged the disappearance of civilians in the ISIS conflict, and investigated the effects of extreme ideologies on young men across America (“Boy Meets Hate,” page 34). To tell the story of Blaze Bernstein’s death and Sam Woodward’s radicalization, narrative photographer CHLOE AFTEL visited the people and landscapes left behind—exploring the crime scene and shooting double exposures on film “to make a parking lot tell a story” (page 36). Aftel is the author of a new book on the gender-queer community, Outside & In Between, a collection of portraits shot over…

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team of virals

ON HER FIRST morning in Washington, DC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old democratic socialist from the Bronx, was doing a much needed load of whites. “The thing that most people don’t tell you about running for Congress,” she told me, looking mock-furtively over her shoulder to indicate the secretive, insider nature of what she was about to say, “is that your clothes are stinky all the time.” With that, Ocasio-Cortez, who knocked off then-House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley in last June’s primary and was elected without much difficulty in November, shut the washing-machine door, pushed her quarters into the slot, and bid me farewell. In a few hours, she’d leave for her first day of orientation for members of the 116 Congress, a three week crash course in civics (and the…

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grin and bare it

1797: Responding to rumors of corruption, ex-Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton publishes a tell-all pamphlet detailing his “amorous connection” with another man’s wife. 1906: Secretary of War William Taft announces that he wants to get his weight down to 250 pounds. After three months of dieting, he reports losing 20 pounds, thanks to low-fat fare and “some exercises that make me look ridiculous.” 1942: While running for governor of California, Earl Warren grudgingly agrees to try to soften his image by publishing a photo of his family. He wins but fires his political consultants. 1952: In response to allegations of political payoffs, VP candidate Richard Nixon gives a lengthy speech about his finances and campaign gifts he’s received—including his family’s dog, Checkers. 1965: Following gallbladder surgery, President Lyndon Johnson lifts his shirt (right) to show…

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weapon of choice

FOR TWO YEARS, before she headed off to her full-time job as a web developer, or after she put her daughter to bed at night, Ursula Wing ran a business selling abortion pills from the bedroom of her New York City apartment. The 40-year-old single mother would fill orders that had been submitted through her website, dropping a piece of inexpensive jewelry into a mailer with a return address for “Fatima’s Bead Basket.” Hidden behind a panel taped inside were one tablet of mifepristone and four tablets of misoprostol. Unlike many people involved in the underground movement to help women defy increasingly limited access to abortion providers, Wing did not originally think of herself as an activist. She began this work because she needed money to pay legal fees during a…

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very private prisons

FOUR DAYS BEFORE Christmas 2016, Heather Ashton Miller, an inmate in Davis County Jail outside Salt Lake City, slipped while climbing down from her bunk bed. The 28-year-old, who had been arrested a day earlier for alleged drug-related misdemeanors, fell five feet and landed with a thud. When she tried to stand, she couldn’t—the fall had ruptured her spleen. As her lips turned purple, jail staffers gave her ibuprofen. It took nearly three hours for emergency medics to arrive; she died shortly after reaching the hospital. When lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah asked for the jail’s operational standards, hoping to find out what had happened to Miller and other inmates who had died, they were told they couldn’t see them: The guidelines had been written by a…

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draining the swamp

China’s pollution problem has long been hard to address. Yet environmentalist Ma Jun (left) has helped get thousands of Chinese factories to clean up their acts by embracing transparency. By sharing data on more than 1.2 million environmental violations, his organization has convinced corporations and officials that compliance makes economic and political sense. Read about the Goldman Environmental Prize winner’s work and see more of Magnum photographer Sim Chi Yin’s portraits of him at motherjones.com/ma-jun.…

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