Contributors January/February 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston ("Fiscal Therapy") is the author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill).


A former Air Force intelligence officer, MoJo columnist Debra J. Dickerson ("Class Is the New Black") is the coeditor of 2009's Best African American Essays.


New York Times Magazine editor Paul Tough ("Man With the Plan") is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America.


Karen Greenberg ("The People vs. Dick Cheney") runs nyu's Center on Law and Security and is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, out this spring. Roberto Parada has illustrated for National Review, Time, and Playgirl. Jonathan Schwarz ("If Congress Doesn't, Who Will?") has freelanced for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.


Economist and contributing writer James K. Galbraith ("Stimulus Is for Suckers") teaches at UT-Austin and is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.


Chicago-based photographer Jon Lowenstein ("Dreams From My Father") stuffs all the Polaroid film he can find into his freezer. Jerald Walker teaches English at Bridgewater State College; he's at work on a memoir about growing up on the South Side of Chicago.


David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Debra J. Dickerson

Debra J. Dickerson

Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein

Paul Toubh

Paul Tough

Karen Greenberg

Karen Greenberg

Roberto Parada

Roberto Parada


MoJo reporter Stephanie Mencimer ("Brave New Welfare") is the author of Blocking the Courthouse Door. Photographer Matt Eich, who's shot for Newsweek, the New York Times, and aarp Bulletin, is 22.


Cover illustrator Dale Stephanos' work has appeared in Mad and the Wall Street Journal. He once painted a poster for Aerosmith to honor guitarist Joe Perry's 50th birthday.


MoJo's environmental correspondent Julia Whitty ("Listen to the Lionfish") won a 2008 pen usa Literary Award for her book The Fragile Edge.


Dean Starkman ("Buying the Bull") covers the business press for the Columbia Journalism Review.


Contributing writer Tim Dickinson ("Shift + Control") writes Rolling Stone's National Affairs blog.


Contributing writer Robert Dreyfuss ("A Big Hand for the Mullahs") wrote about the Bush administration's plans for Iran in our July/August 2006 issue.