If These Five States Get Their Way, Millions Could Be at Risk of Losing Health Insurance


The Trump administration is considering requests to impose time limits on Medicaid coverage. At least five states are seeking permission to limit the time that residents can receive health care through Medicaid, and the Trump administration is considering whether to grant it. The insurance program covers about one in five Americans, mostly low- and moderate-income individuals lacking affordableContinue reading “If These Five States Get Their Way, Millions Could Be at Risk of Losing Health Insurance”

These Are the Books We’re Giving Our Friends This Year


Every year, Mother Jones receives hundreds of worthy books, but there are always a handful that truly stand out, the ones we end up foisting on friends and family. Well, friends and family, here you go, in no particular order. Also, be sure and check out the Best Cookbooks post by food and ag writerContinue reading “These Are the Books We’re Giving Our Friends This Year”

Incomes Are Up and Poverty Is Down, but Guess Which Americans Have Gained the Most


“We’ve got a long way to go to get the people at the bottom to where they were.” By: Edwin Rios/Mother Jones Poverty was down in the United States last year and so was the number of Americans without health insurance. Our median household incomes had their best one-year increase ever, topping $56,500—the highest levelContinue reading “Incomes Are Up and Poverty Is Down, but Guess Which Americans Have Gained the Most”

Waiting to Die in Prison—for Selling a Couple of Bags of Pot


Photo Google Even as more Americans toke up legally, many are still rotting behind bars for marijuana offenses By: Bryan Schatz /Mother Jones It’s just after 9 p.m. near the corner of Fourth and Marshall, a poor part of Shreveport, Louisiana. A homeless man approaches a guy on the street and asks him what he’sContinue reading “Waiting to Die in Prison—for Selling a Couple of Bags of Pot”

California Passed a Plastic Bag Ban. Here’s What You Need to Know.


By Katie Rose Quandt/Mother Jones California became the first state to pass a bill banning the ubiquitous disposable plastic bag.  The law, prohibits grocery and retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags and require them to charge at least 10 cents for paper bags, compostable bags, and reusable plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Sen. Alex PadillaContinue reading “California Passed a Plastic Bag Ban. Here’s What You Need to Know.”

Is Governor Christie A Bully? Meet another NJ Mayor


On Dec. 24, the New York Times ran an article titled “Stories Add Up As Bully Image Trails Christie.” It began with an anecdote of a New Jersey assemblyman who got a nasty note from Christie after making some relatively innocuous radio comments. The gesture would come to seem genteel compared with the fate suffered by othersContinue reading “Is Governor Christie A Bully? Meet another NJ Mayor”

AMERICA’S RAGE! “American’s Terrorized by its Government ” ” What does it all mean and what you can do”


Americans are being terrorized by its leaders. The GOP shutdown of the government is affecting millions. The Central issue is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nicked name “ObamaCare” signed into law in 2010.    The Affordable Care Act  is largely based on a successful heath care law in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority healthContinue reading “AMERICA’S RAGE! “American’s Terrorized by its Government ” ” What does it all mean and what you can do””