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It’s about seven minutes into Mother Jones’s daily editorial meeting, and online editor Sam Baldwin, barely looking up from the... More»

Sonya Molodetskaya

Sonya Molodetskaya—Russian refugee, aspiring boutique owner, mostly absentee immigrant rights commissioner, and decade-long lady... More»

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee

Midmorning at a building site on the edge of Chinatown. The fog is burning off, the earthmovers stilled. Mayor Ed Lee is here, tending to the ceremonies of... More»


"I really want you to hear this,” says Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, grabbing my arm. We’re standing on the sidelines of a... More»


Daniel Quagliozzi shines a black light on the carpeted staircase where Domino, a 12-year-old black-and-white cat, has been peeing for years... More»


It’s a busy afternoon at the Bayview Child Health Center... More»


This Saturday, the founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk took to Twitter to trumpet his latest invention: "... More»


Since the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, thousands of people have tried to kill themselves by leaping off. Only 34 have lived. ... More»


“Publishing a novel is like putting on a pair of bowling shoes,” I say to Sam Sattin. “You don’t know if they... More»


“Spring hopes eternal.” As she says these words, Spring Warren sits across from me, drinking Balvenie scotch and laughing at herself—one... More»