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Report: Nationwide trend of ‘gun extremists’ threatening women activists with rape, murder

A new report suggests a disturbing trend of “gun extremists” threatening and intimidating women who are trying to curb shootings in the United States. The article published by Mother Jones on Thursday examines groups of women who were targeted after organizing to promote gun safety. In one recent example, a…

GOP megadonor to rape victims: Stop ‘getting mileage’ from your trauma if you want to heal

According to Molly Redden at Mother Jones, several Republican “superdonors” — foremost among them, a Nevada hypnotherapist who believes he can “heal” the trauma of rape and incest victims so long as they don’t get “mileage” out of having been victimized — are convinced that they can pick up Senate…

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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