May/June 1995

Cover Story

LYIN' BULLY
by Molly Ivins
Rush Limbaugh picks on dead people, little girls, and the homeless. Let's pick on him.

"In Moscow, after the Soviet demise, to be a member of the mafiya is equivalent to being a hippie in the Brezhnev era. It has cachet." -- The New Mafia Order

FEATURES

MAYA ANGELOU
Interview by Ken Kelley
The lioness roars: Our national poet has angry, healing, hopeful words for leaders.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
An essay by Michael Castleman
By knowing the three causes of crime you can protect your family and community.

THE GOOD LIFE
Interviews by Michael Krasny
A summer reading special: Top thinkers reveal the books that have shaped their lives.

LYIN' BULLY
by Molly Ivins
Rush Limbaugh picks on dead people, little girls, and the homeless. Let's pick on him.
PLUS: Big Fat Lies
by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Choice excerpts from a new book of Limbaugh's lies and lacerations.

Wizard of Ooze
by Stephen Talbot
Rush's evolution from bilious blowhard to Republican national precinct captain.

THE NEW MAFIA ORDER
by Frank Viviano
Immensely expanded, organized crime is now a transnational economic empire.
 PLUS: Zedillo's Choice
by Holly Lloyd
In his quest for reform, Mexico's leader must face down the drug cartels.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JESSE HELMS
by Eric Bates
What you need to know about the not-so-gentleman from North Carolina.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
Why aren't the Democrats going after Newt's soft underbelly?

BACKTALK
The enviros strike back; liberals define themselves--and each other; treating medical fraud.

OUTFRONT

Spying on allies
Finks through the ages
The fine print: Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography Your Mother: The very best in the business! For whom the bell curve tolls
MoJo makes music: In which our heroes wage war on handguns
MoJo's June Hellraiser Nicole Hollander on insomnia (30k image)
Best friends again: citizen groups and the U.N.
Also: Liberal lip.
Not cute and furry, still in danger Remaking the world Rupert & Newt's beautiful friendship

OUTSPOKEN
Barney Frank's got the goods on the GOP.

HOTMEDIA 
Resources for further reading, listening, and advanced hellraising.

PAULA POUNDSTONE
A field guide to Arianna Huffington.
PLUS: Letters to Paula.