Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

Online Editor

Sam Baldwin is the Online Editor at Mother Jones. Before joining MoJo, Sam worked on the finance team for the 2008 Obama campaign. A proud Chicagoan, Sam loves flat-water canoeing, home-brewed beer, and consistently winning his fantasy football league. He is a graduate of Pomona College and lives in Oakland.

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Music Monday: 10 Songs for Labor Day

| Mon Sep. 6, 2010 3:39 AM EDT

In honor of road-tripping MoJo intern Tim Murphy's stop in Woody Guthrie's hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, we've loaded up a player with five of Woody's most labor-oriented songs and matched them with another five commie pinko classics, including Gene Autry's version of "The Death of Mother Jones." As you enjoy the end of summer this fine Monday check out Josh Harkinson's dispatch from coal country, West Virginia, where the memory of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones lives on despite Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship's rampant villainy. Click the video thumbnails to listen to each song and don't forget to ask yourself the necessary question: What Would Woody Do?

 

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Checking in on Emilio Gutiérrez Soto

| Thu May 20, 2010 3:40 PM EDT

It's been nearly a year since Mother Jones published our cover story on the plight of exiled Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, and in that time the Mexican drug war death count has soared to 23,000 since President Calderón launched his war on the cartels in December of 2006. Emilio's home state of Chihuahua has been the hardest hit, with an estimated 6,757 people killed. While Emilio is still waiting for his asylum trial, the stats don't look good: of the 13,000 asylum claims from Mexico filed over the past three years, only 232 have been granted. Emilio is again working for his long-time employers, El Diario, in their El Paso office, where PBS's excellent new show (and Climate Desk partner) Need to Know checks in on him:

Need to Read: December 30, 2009

| Wed Dec. 30, 2009 2:51 PM EST

What you need to read as we enter the new year:

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