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- Cover Story
Inside the race to find and stop the next mass shooter.
The Fall of King Coal
After 29 men died in his company’s mine, Don Blankenship is fighting to stay out of prison. But he’s already won the battle to convert coal country to his brand of conservative politics.
New science says too much milk is harmful to adults. Too bad the government keeps pushing Big Dairy.
I’ll Be the Judge of That
How Jeb Bush perpetuated the Sunshine State’s war on black voters.
Digitizing America’s medical records was supposed to help patients and save money. Why hasn’t that happened?
Party of no Escape
Why Republicans are giving up on “repeal and replace”
Houses of the Hopefuls
Miracle cures for conservatives—act now!
Over a Barrel
Is oil over?
U.S. Out of Utah Now!
One man’s push to kick the feds out of the West
- MIXED MEDIA
Jill Soloway on Transparent
The Prison Portraits
Anna Deavere Smith portrays the prison pipeline.
One Nation, Under Pod
Mr. Negrito, Soul Survivor
Becoming Fantastic Negrito
- FOOD + HEALTH
The Wild Green Yonder
Into the wild green yonder
The End of Junk?
Are Americans over junk food?
Since being treated for multiple myeloma this spring, 1 Kevin Drum says the health care debate has become much more personal—and that his hair has started growing back (“Party of No Escape”); check out an animated version of 2 Hudson Christie’s oven-baked sculpture at MotherJones.com.
Mark Schapiro (“Over a Barrel”) is the author of Carbon Shock.
After digging into a Silicon Valley-like health records company, Patrick Caldwell wishes his office also had a tree house (“Epic Fail”).
Having spent three years covering mass shootings, 3 Mark Follman was eager to investigate a possible solution (“Trigger Warnings”).
While in West Virginia (“The Fall of King Coal”), Tim Murphy kept crossing the century-old path of labor leader Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, this magazine’s namesake; Kentucky-born photographer 4 Stacy Kranitz has extensively documented Appalachia.
Josh Harkinson (“Cowed”) still enjoys his milk and cereal, but he feels a bit guilty about it.
5 Pema Levy used Florida’s open-records law to obtain 1,400 pages of transcripts documenting Jeb Bush’s treatment of ex-felons petitioning to restore their voting rights (“I’ll Be the Judge of That”).
6 Inae Oh enjoyed having an excuse to binge rewatch Transparent before her Q&A with creator Jill Soloway (“Trans Mission”).