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Montana Attorney General blames reporters for online threats against them

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R) suggested that Associated Press reporters who were threatened after their personal information was leaked online brought it upon themselves, Mother Jones reported on Friday. “Whether or not there is a chilling effect I guess the media, the journalistic profession needs to contemplate when they…

Fracking settlement puts permanent gag order on 7-year-old and 10-year-old

A 10-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister have been forbidden from discussing fracking for the rest of their lives under the terms of a court settlement with several gas companies. According to Mother Jones, representatives of Range Resources Corporation — one of the gas companies named in the settlement —…

Study: blacks twice as likely as whites to be executed

A new report, released on Wednesday, shows that African Americans are twice as likely as white to receive death sentences, according to Mother Jones. The report, from University of Maryland criminology professor Ray Paternoster, examined the impact race had on sentencing in 504 cases. The findings are striking. From the…

Dan Savage ‘freaked out’ by Santorum surge

Gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage told Mother Jones in a recent interview that he was “freaked out” by the rise of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. National polls have found the staunch social conservative surging ahead of longtime frontrunner Mitt Romney. In early February, he came in first…

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