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Inside the Chamber of Carbon's Climate War

0 Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 3:29 PM

Apple Computer's announcement this week that it was quitting the US Chamber of Commerce was just the latest high profile defection from the country's most powerful business lobby. In the preceding two weeks, three major electric utilities and Nike also said they'd be leaving the Chamber's board of directors or...

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Mother Jones Publishes Story by Writer Detained in Iran

0 Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 2:09 PM

This morning, Mother Jones published a major investigative article by Shane Bauer, a journalist who is one of the three American hikers detained in Iran after accidentally crossing the border while hiking in Kurdistan. (Read his traveling companion's account of the incident here.) The story, in the magazine's...

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Fiji Water: Spin the Bottle?

0 Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 12:44 PM

Just a few days into her reporting trip to Fiji to check out the source of America's No. 1 imported bottled water, MoJo freelancer Anna Lenzer was arrested, hauled to police headquarters, and threatened with imprisonment... or worse. She stuck it out, and the results of her investigation...

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CSI Watergate: Are We about to Crack the Nixon Tape Mystery?

0 Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 6:16 PM

David Corn has posted a great story reporting that the National Archives is considering forensic tests to solve one of the greatest political mysteries of the 20th century: what was said during the 18 1/2-minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tapes.

That gap occurs in the tape of...

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Afghanistan Contractor: "We Were Warlords Over There"

0 Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 12:38 PM

Del and Barbara Spiers were flat broke--in fact, they'd just filed bankruptcy--but that didn't stop them from getting millions of dollars in taxpayer money to guard roads in Afghanistan. To read the full story of how it happened, check out the expose Mother Jones reporter Dan Schulman just posted...

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Let Them Eat CO2

0 Comments | Posted November 1, 2006 | 4:33 PM

"Whether or not Marie Antoinette actually said, 'Let them eat cake," she inspired change that reverberated far beyond Europe. Likewise, when George W. Bush says we can't act on global warming until we "fully understand the nature of the problem,' we can use his callous disregard as a rallying...

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Bush "Not Satisfied"--About 1311 Days Late

0 Comments | Posted October 31, 2006 | 4:46 PM

We may never know when the president first got a hunch that the occupation of Iraq was not working out so well, but we know exactly when things did start to go haywire: As the latest installment of "Lie By Lie," the Mother Jones Iraq War timeline, shows, all...

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Lie by Lie: Chronicle of a War Foretold

0 Comments | Posted August 30, 2006 | 11:19 AM

Last week, President Bush said, "The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East." Pressed by a reporter on what 9/11 had to do with Iraq, Bush testily responded: "Nothing. Nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam...

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