2023: A Strange, Tumultuous Year in Sustainability

2023: A Strange, Tumultuous Year in Sustainability

The year 2023 contained several important sustainability narratives and trends. The author outlines three key ones — the anti-ESG movement, China’s acceleration of a clean economy, and the rise of reporting regulations — and then suggests a series countervailing forces pushing against each. He also outlines several smaller stories that leaders need on their radar … Read more

How Trump and His Allies Have Run With Russian Propaganda

How Trump and His Allies Have Run With Russian Propaganda

Trump with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office on May 10Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Zuma Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. The concept is straight from the Soviet playbook: Plant false information and use it to influence the attitudes of another country’s people … Read more

In 3 Months, 3 Immigrants Have Died at a Private Detention Center in California

In 3 Months, 3 Immigrants Have Died at a Private Detention Center in California

Orit Ben-Ezzer/ZUMA Wire Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. A Honduran immigrant held at a troubled detention center in California’s high desert died Wednesday night while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Vincente Caceres-Maradiaga, 46, was receiving treatment for multiple medical … Read more

Some Actual Good News After Trump’s Paris Agreement Fiasco

Some Actual Good News After Trump’s Paris Agreement Fiasco

A coal fire power plant in Brandenburg, Germany. Patrick Pleul/DPA via Zuma Press Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. Just hours after President Donald Trump announced that he intends to withdraw the United States from Paris Climate Agreement, three state governors announced the formation … Read more

Trump WH: Birth Control Mandate Is Unnecessary Because of Planned Parenthood, Which We’ll Also Defund

Trump WH: Birth Control Mandate Is Unnecessary Because of Planned Parenthood, Which We’ll Also Defund

Erik Mcgregor/Zuma Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. The Trump administration’s argument for letting lots of employers opt out of covering birth control is…not exactly bulletproof. Yesterday, Vox reported that the Trump administration is considering a broad exemption to Obamacare’s mandate on contraceptive coverage, … Read more

Democrats Are Setting Their Sights on “Putin’s Favorite Congressman”

Democrats Are Setting Their Sights on “Putin’s Favorite Congressman”

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)Bill Clark/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) won his first election to the House of Representatives in 1988 with 64 percent of the vote. He’s been reelected 13 times since then. And even though he walloped … Read more

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