Tasneem Raja, Interactive Editor

Tasneem Raja

Interactive Editor

Tasneem Raja is MoJo's Interactive Editor. She specializes in web app production, interactive graphics, and user interface design. Before joining Mother Jones, she was an interactive producer at The Bay Citizen. Before crossing over to the dark side, she was a features reporter and copyeditor at The Chicago Reader.

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Yes, We Have Presidential Debate Bingo

| Wed Oct. 3, 2012 11:35 AM EDT

Tonight, the choice in this presidential race will be made clearer than ever ever. Or it won't. There will be zingers! There will be gaffes! But will there be substance? Probably not.

If you're committed to watching the first debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama tonight, but you're resigned to hearing nothing especially new, here's a way to cope: Drink heavily, with our help. That's right, it's debate bingo time! We've updated our 2008 bingo card to make it even more challenging this year. Feel free to ignore the directions—you're probably going to need to drink more than these rules allow. 

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What Was Romney Doing in the #missing2min?

| Wed Sep. 19, 2012 4:47 PM EDT

When our source secretly recorded Mitt Romney's comments at a private fundraiser, the recorder accidentally stopped, according to the source; a minute or two passed before it was restarted. The source provided all the recorded material to Mother Jones, and we published all of it. Unsurprisingly, right-wing pundits have stoked conspiracy talk about the estimated two-minute break in the recording. (Never mind that Romney didn't refute anything from his long talk, instead admitting that his remarks were "not elegantly stated," and doubling down on them.) So the internet did what it does in these cases: It started a meme, #missing2min. What shocking revelations existed therein? Here are some suggestions from the hive mind:


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