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Reporter for @MotherJones, formerly @tnr and @chronicle. I should be angrier, louder, and have access to a time machine. t.co/Na8KOuGoSY

Democrats in Oregon of All Places Just Torpedoed a Bill to Expand Abortion Rights

motherjones.com — Here's how quickly the prospect of expanding abortion rights can kill a piece of legislation: In February, a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill that would require insurers to cover the full spectrum of women's reproductive services at an affordable prices. Just two months later, the same lawmakers have killed the bill.

The Scary Law That Allowed Pharmacists to Deny This Woman the Drugs She Needed After Her Miscarriage

motherjones.com — When Brittany Cartrett lost her pregnancy in March, her doctor prescribed Misoprostol to help her complete the miscarriage. The drug, which would allow her to avoid a more invasive surgical procedure, is the same one used to induce many abortions. Which is why, Cartrett suspects, two different pharmacies in central Georgia refused to fill her prescription.

Ted Cruz's Big Money Man Is A Hedge Funder With a $2 Million Train Set

motherjones.com — Robert Mercer, a Long Island hedge fund magnate, has made some lavish investments over the years: There's his 203-foot super yacht, called the Sea Owl. There's the $2 million model train set he had custom-built in his mansion-and the lawsuit he filed against the builders, saying they'd overcharged him.

Arkansas Will Force Doctors To Tell Women Abortions Can Be "Reversed"

motherjones.com — As conservative lawmakers pass a record number of anti-abortion laws, it is staggering to consider how many require doctors to tell patients information that has no basis in science. Five states now require abortion providers to inform women about a bogus link between abortion and breast cancer.

Texas Bill Would Name Judges Who Give Minors Permission to Have Abortions

motherjones.com — The last time Texas lawmakers met in the state capitol, it was to pass the mammoth anti-abortion bill that was the target of state Sen. Wendy Davis' all-night filibuster. Now the Legislature is in session again after a year-and-a-half-long recess, and conservatives are pushing a slew of new measures that would make it harder for women to end pregnancies.

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

billmoyers.com — This post first appeared at Mother Jones. Nearly two dozen major corporations, including Wal-Mart, Nordstrom and Safeway, are bankrolling a quiet, multistate lobbying effort to make it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care - the benefits collectively known as workers' compensation.

Lobbying Group Scrubs Page Listing Corporate Backers After Mother Jones Article

motherjones.com — In late 2013, major corporations such as Walmart, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Macy's, and Safeway began bankrolling the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation (ARAWC), a group that pushes legislation aimed at making it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care.

Indiana Just Made It Easier to Discriminate Against Gay People-And Just About Anyone Else

motherjones.com — Over loud objections from Indiana business leaders, GOP Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday that protects business owners who refuse service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds. Organizers of mass events in Indianapolis, including the NCAA's Final Four, immediately decried the law as discriminatory, and suggested that the bill might cause the state to lose out on future business.

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

motherjones.com — Nearly two dozen major corporations, including Walmart, Nordstrom, and Safeway, are bankrolling a quiet, multistate lobbying effort to make it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care-the benefits collectively known as workers' compensation.

Notorious Astroturf Pioneer Rick Berman Is Behind Business Group's Anti-Labor-Board Campaign

motherjones.com — In January, viewers catching the morning shows on CNN, Fox, or MSNBC met Heidi Ganahl, the bubbly founder and CEO of a national doggy day care chain called Camp Bow Wow. "I've worked hard and played by the rules to make my franchise business a success," Ganahl said in an ad that ran on all three networks, as video showed her fawning over a golden retriever.
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Apr 23, 2015

We Put a GoPro on @Bendreyfuss Without Him Noticing and Then Got Him on a Terrorist Watchlist

Apr 23, 2015

RT @tnr: Maryann gave her baby up for adoption. She didn't know that meant she'd never see her again. on.tnr.com/1GmZUcY pic.twitter.com/GVmGTxHrYU

Apr 22, 2015

"As a fellow Montanan, I thought you might find this interesting." —Reader who thinks I am @dliebelson, I guess

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