Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery

Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones. President of the American Society of Magazine Editors. Mom. Upzoning, street tree, and rescue dog enthusiast.

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1/ Recently, we spoke to @mccalmanco  about his gorgeous new book on Black history....

Sausalito claimed it would build houses on estuaries to fulfill its housing plan requirements, which it obviously wouldn’t and would run afoul of environmental law if it did, which maybe they were counting on

What the hell were followers of Steve Bannon and an exiled Chinese mogul/MAGA celeb Guo Wengui doing in Poland? @delaney_nolan  and @dfriedman33  report on a bizarre mission to rescue Ukrainian refugees.

You'll be shocked to hear that anti-vaxxers looking to make a buck have jumped into the Palestine Ohio fray:

Diffuse the "methane bombs" before it's too late

“Santos taught me how to skim card information and how to clone cards. He gave me all the materials and taught me how to put skimming devices and cameras on ATM machines,” Trelha said in the declaration that was submitted to authorities…

“Silicon Valley Bank might have managed its interest rate risks better had parts of the Dodd-Frank financial-regulatory package, put in place after the 2008 crisis, not been rolled back under President Trump.”

1/ two essential pieces of reporting dropped this week critical to anyone wanting to understand SF's (with lessons for CA and generally) housing crisis. The first is this one on just how much onerous SF makes it to build anything than any other city in CA:

The US media has been far too quiet about the protests riveting Israel. Something like 5% of Israel is in the streets. In the US that would equate to 16.5 million people. So we pulled together some photos to give you a sense of it:


COVID now 4th largest mass casualty event in US history. Topped only by the Civil War, WWII, 1918 flu pandemic.

Hillary had fucking pneumonia and attended a 9/11 memorial anyway and fainted and Trump and his supporters went bonkers and said she was about to die. Trump won't stand in the rain for a few minutes to honor the veterans of WWI. It's astonishing.

The Secret Service agents guarding the Vice President called loved ones to say goodbye, thinking they would die. Let that sink in.

@CoriBush  is a complete breath of fresh air. Asked by @chrislhayes  about GOP members evading metal detectors she starts off with "first of all, THIS IS A JOB. you work at McDonald's and you don't wear the uniform, you don't work today....Have these people ever had a job?"

I am truly dismayed by how many in MSM got worked—yet again—by conservative claims that one video exonerated these kids. I've watched them all. None put them in a better light, unless you're really reaching. Some are a lot WORSE than original.

1/ I am enraged. Excellent reporting from WSJ's @dseetharaman  and @EmilyGlazer  finds that Facebook engineers—with sign-off from Zuckerberg himself—retooled their algorithm to throttle traffic to high-value progressive news orgs, @MotherJones  IN PARTICULAR

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Those 5,000 troops sitting on the border waiting for a few hundred bedraggled migrants to show up a month from now could be digging fire lines and helping to evacuate people and livestock from California instead.

She was 14. He was an assistant DA. He found/groomed her in a custody hearing. He kissed and groped her against her will. He rose to power demonizing sex between consenting adults.

I covered mass shootings for 10+ years. The “motive” is almost always the same. The man/boy was enraged about something. And he had a gun. We have a gun problem. And a broken men problem.

I don’t know who needs to hear this—EVERY RUNNER IN AMERICA—but it is your responsibility to give a way wider detour around any pedestrian than six feet as you speed past them huffing and panting.