Mother Jones: Can’t Touch This – Best Overview of Pentagon Corruption and Idiocy at This Time and Place

CAN”T TOUCH THIS The wars are winding down. It’s the age of austerity. But nobody messes with the Pentagon budget. Until Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the rescue this week, Pentagon brass and their allies had been issuing dire warnings about the nation’s military readiness: The armed services were …

Mother Jones: YouTube (1:49) Inside the World’s Largest Solar Boat

Step Inside the World’s Largest Solar Boat The solar plane will land in New York City soon, but its water-borne counterpart is already here: Early this week the world’s largest solar-powered boat steamed into lower Manhattan and docked in small marina, usually reserved for multimillion dollar yachts, in the shadow of the new World Trade …

Mother Jones: Latin American Nations Distance Themselves from USA, Debate Legalizing Marijuana

Latin American Nations Debate Legalizing Pot —By Josh Harkinson Mon Jun. 10, 2013 At last week’s annual summit of the Organization of American States, Latin American leaders distanced themselves from the United States’ drug policies and agreed to consider the widespread legalization of marijuana. The OAS summit “was really a tipping point for this movement” …

Mother Jones: Their Will Be Done — CIA and the Vatican

Their Will Be Done Let the pope keep the kingdom and the glory — the CIA wants the power. By Martin A. Lee,| July/August 1983 Issue One day in July 1944, as the Second World War raged throughout Europe, General William “Wild Bill” Donovan was ushered into an ornate chamber in Vatican City for an …

Mother Jones: The 1% Revealed, the 99% Undressed

The 1 Percent, Revealed The superrich have drawn a clear line in the sand between themselves and everybody else. How did we get here? — By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich Mother Jones,  Thu Dec. 15, 2011 EXTRACT: And here was another thing many in the middle class were discovering: The downward plunge into poverty …

Mother Jones: Exclusive on Koch Brother’s Game Plan

Exclusive: The Koch Brothers’ Million-Dollar Donor Club By Gavin Aronsen Mother Jones, Tue Sep. 6, 2011 Read our inside account of the Koch brothers’ Vail seminar, and listen to the exclusive audio. Twice a year, the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch host secretive retreats for an exclusive list of corporate America’s rich and …