Jonestown’s Victims Have a Lesson to Teach Us, So I Listened

“Peoples Temple was a hugely influential part of black San Francisco at one time, embedded so deeply that middle schoolers like my mom took time to check it out.”

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Nov 16, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,144 words)

My Adventures at a Camp for Transgender Men

“It was one of the most special times in my life; it was just unreal.”

Author: T Cooper
Source: Mother Jones
Published: Jul 5, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,172 words)

Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

Ari Berman investigates how increasingly restrictive voting laws in states like Wisconsin had an impact on the 2016 presidential election — and most likely tipped it in favor of Donald Trump.

Author: Ari Berman
Source: Mother Jones
Published: Oct 18, 2017
Length: 21 minutes (5,331 words)

“We Just Feel Like We Don’t Belong Here Anymore”

Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Aug 16, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,603 words)

Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a Blind Eye.

The first casualty of America’s opioid epidemic beyond the users themselves? The American family. As mom and dad are nodding out and overdosing in record numbers, the kids are going into an under-funded foster care system struggling to handle the sheer volume of children who need food, shelter, clothing, and above all, stability.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Jul 31, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,539 words)

As a Girl, I Went Through Abstinence Ed. As a Woman, I’m Trying to Understand the Damage Done.

Becca Andrews travels with an abstinence only sex education team — and considers the impact that same education had on her life.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Apr 30, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,010 words)

Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System.

Julia Lurie reports on a rising trend: death by opioid withdrawal in jail. Read about how addict shame and silence, jail short-staffing, scant medical equipment, and a general apathy toward inmates can make a deadly combination.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Feb 5, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,113 words)

The Crazy Story of the Professor Who Came to Stay—and Wouldn’t Leave

It’s not easy to evict someone in California. Usually that’s a good thing. (And also, don’t mess with Judith Butler.)

Author: Ian Gordon
Source: Mother Jones
Published: Dec 29, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,061 words)

White Nationalists See Trump as Their Troll in Chief. Is He With Them?

An examination of the racist extremist movements capitalizing on Trump’s victory.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Nov 23, 2016
Length: 24 minutes (6,204 words)

Meet The White Nationalist Trying To Ride The Trump Train To Lasting Power

Alt-right founder Richard Spencer aims to make racism cool again.

Source: Mother Jones
Published: Oct 27, 2016
Length: 20 minutes (5,219 words)