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Reporter for @MotherJones. Formerly @tnr and @chronicle. I should be angrier, louder, and have access to a time machine. mredden (at) motherjones (dot) com

Hobby Lobby's Hypocrisy, Part 2: Its Retirement Plan STILL Invests in Contraception Manufacturers

motherjones.com — When Obamacare compelled Hobby Lobby to buy employee health insurance plans that covered emergency contraception, the Green family, who own the national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. So what happened when Mother Jones reported that Hobby Lobby contributed millions of dollars to employee retirement plans with stock in companies that make emergency contraception?

This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions

alternet.org — The following article first appeared in Mother Jones Magazine. Click here to subscribe. By January, Kiera had stuffed so many small bills into the envelope hidden in her underwear drawer that it split open. Kiera knew her mother occasionally cased her room, so to be safe, she'd labeled the envelope "soccer camp."

How a Controversial Super-PAC Is Pushing Blacks and Latinos to Vote GOP

motherjones.com — As Republican Gov. Scott Walker fights a tough reelection battle in Wisconsin, a controversial Iowa-based super-PAC has begun a campaign to persuade minority voters to support the embattled incumbent.

This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions

motherjones.com — By January, Kiera had stuffed so many small bills into the envelope hidden in her underwear drawer that it split open. Kiera knew her mother occasionally cased her room, so to be safe, she'd labeled the envelope "soccer camp." "It had to be cash," says Kiera (not her real name).

A New Alabama Law Lets Judges Appoint Lawyers for Fetuses. Here's What That Looks Like.

motherjones.com — This spring, Alabama Republicans passed an extreme new law that would force minors who want to have an abortion without a parent's permission to undergo a grueling court trial-and it would give judges the right to appoint a lawyer for the fetus.

Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't

billmoyers.com — An officer with the Chelan County Sheriff's Department in central Washington is offering me a tank. Three of them, actually. "We really want to get rid of these," Undersheriff John Wisemore says. "We've been trying to get the military to take them back since 2004."

Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.

motherjones.com — An officer with the Chelan County Sheriff's Department in central Washington is offering me a tank. Three of them, actually. "We really want to get rid of these," Undersheriff John Wisemore says. "We've been trying to get the military to take them back since 2004."

GOP Donor: Elect a Republican Sheriff in Case Obama Seizes Dictatorial Power

motherjones.com — As DeKalb County, Alabama, prepares to elect its next sheriff, one local Republican has taken it on herself to ask voters a tough question: In the likely scenario that President Obama suspends the 2016 elections and seizes dictatorial power, can the local citizens count on a Democratic sheriff to oppose him?

GOP Candidate: Mitt Romney's "47 Percent" Remarks Are Even More True Today

motherjones.com — A GOP House candidate in Nevada has been caught on tape telling a crowd at a fundraiser that Mitt Romney was right to say that 47 percent of the country freeload off the government. Cresent Hardy, the Republican candidate for Nevada's 4th district, added that since 2012, when Romney made his remarks, the "47 percent" has only grown.

GOP Candidate's Twitter Feed Calls Neo-Confederate Website an "Interesting Read"

motherjones.com — In a race that could decide which party controls the Colorado state senate, Republican state senate candidate Don Suppes is fending off accusations that his campaign tweeted out a link to a neo-Confederate website that denigrates gay people, women, and African-Americans, and complains that white people can't use the N-word.
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Oct 21, 2014

It's clear that @juliaioffe's reporting has been co-opted by Big Lunch. Bring integrity back to brunch journalism. bit.ly/1vIM8uv

Oct 21, 2014

RT @drgrist: Probably nothing. RT @Slate: The Earth just had its warmest 12-month period on record: slate.me/1vI2NOP pic.twitter.com/6xCxJDxNYC

Oct 21, 2014

Or: the latest in my ongoing series, "Alabama, The Fucking Worst." bit.ly/1s3qzhW

Oct 21, 2014

Alabama hired a discredited abortion foe to defend its anti-abortion law in court. The judge didn't like that one bit bit.ly/1s3qzhW

Oct 21, 2014

In other words, voter ID's affect on minority turnout is not an accident. It's the design. bit.ly/1tIodfL

Oct 21, 2014

You can draw a straight line from Texas's whites-only primaries in the 1900s to today's voter ID law: bit.ly/1tIodfL

Oct 20, 2014

"John Oliver making fun of Putin is an artist working in the perfect medium." -@c_heller

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