What, MoJo Worry?
Digging through 25 years' worth of the social injustices documented in Mother Jones left us with furrowed brows. So we asked a few friends of the magazine to offer relief and tell us, What should progressives stop worrying about?
Being called biased or godless for opposing politics that are disguised as religion.
--Gloria Steinem, feminist
Compromising with the right. If nothing else, the recent judicial coup d'état proved that Republicans are ruthless hard-asses. Until political progressives start to fight just as hard and nastily as our opponents, we're doomed to spend the rest of our lives in the political wilderness.
--Ted Rall, political cartoonist
--Studs Terkel, oral historian
Blaming Ralph Nader and the progressive left for an election that was stolen by a bunch of frat-boy power brokers. Bush's bum's rush on democracy will create many opportunities to sensitize Americans to the connections between corporate money and our bankrupt political process. But we have to be ready to seize those opportunitiesthe same old dysfunctional lefty cannibalism is clearly not the answer.
--John Sellers, director of the direct-action training group Ruckus