The Insider: June 2014





Volume 1, Issue 2:

Welcome to the new Insider! Read about: Andy Kroll’s investigation into the GOP’s great new hope, Susana Martinez, that made waves from New Mexico to Washington, DC. Our first chat with a MoJo Hellraiser, Saskia Sassen. And news about upcoming events in New York City and San Francisco! 

Five Questions With: Hellraiser Saskia Sasen 








The Insider sat down with Columbia University Professor of Sociology Sassen to chat geopolitics, lime-abundant gin and tonics, and MoJo as the "indomitable guessers of what matters." Click here to hear from Saskia. 

















Andy Kroll uncovered previously unreleased audio recordings, text messages, and emails that reveal New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez–GOP 2016 vice presidential hopeful–is "vindictive," "ignorant about basic policy issues," and surrounded by "a clique of advisers who are prone to a foxhole mentality." 

The story dominated the news cycle in New Mexico and inside the Beltway for days. With Gov. Martinez up for reelection, it also led to a push and pull between her Republican forces and New Mexico Democrats:

  • A series of responses from Democratic candidates and others opposing Martinez. 
  • Gov. Martinez responded and issued a petition to rally her supporters.
  • The American Federation of Teachers union issued a response critiquing Martinez’s comments on teachers. 
  • The Democratic Party of New Mexico filed a records request to expose how Martinez uses government resources. 
  • Better New Mexico released a political ad critiquing Martinez based on the Mother Jones investigation. 












Dangerously addicted to coal, China is scrambling for alternative energy solutions. Join Mother Jones and Climate Desk reporters in New York City on June 11 for a sneak preview of a yearlong investigation into China’s new fracking economy. Get tickets here








We’ve got a terrific lineup of special guests for this year’s Mother Jones annual dinner, scheduled for October 30, 2014 at San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel. Join Media Matters for America founder David Brock and The Daily Show co-creator, comedienne, and social justice activist Lizz Winstead in conversation with Mother Jones co-editor Monika Bauerlein. Emceed by New York Times best-selling author Baratunde Thurston, this smart and fearless event sells out every year. Reserve your tickets now

MoJo In the News: 













































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