A Case of Great Minds Thinking Alike?

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At the Republican Governors Association meeting in November, tobacco lobbyists offered financial support to governors who protested the FDA’s pending regulation of nicotine. The FDA subsequently received several letters from GOP governors’ offices. Some obtained by Mother Jones use nearly identical phrasing. An official for the governor of North Dakota admits his governor’s letter was written by a tobacco industry lawyer. And the others? “There’s no connection between my letter and the tobacco industry,” claims Montana Lt. Gov. Dennis R. Rehberg. “I stand on the principle of individual responsibility.”

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DEMOCRACY DOES NOT EXIST...

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In this election year unlike any other—against a backdrop of a pandemic, an economic crisis, racial reckoning, and so much daily crazy—Mother Jones' journalism is driven by one simple question: Will America will move closer to, or further from, justice and equity in the years to come?

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