January/February 2010 Issue

January/February 2010

Too Big to Jail


  • More than a year later, has anybody been brought to account for crashing our economy? Don't be silly.

The Slog of War
The Slog of War
Stoner cops, Taliban farmers, no gas in sight. Behind the lines of the Pentagon's Afghanistan counterinsurgency.
The Mustang Redemption
The Mustang Redemption
At Wyoming State Honor Farm, dangerous felons are being trained to tame wild horses. Can the horses tame the men?
The Green Mile
The Green Mile
Who's got time to tend delicate prairie wildflowers? Prisoners, that's who.
The Ring-Bearer
The Ring-Bearer
The New York Times' wunderkind columnist thinks abortion is murder, masturbation is sinful, and gay marriage is, well, inevitable. Inside the mind of Ross Douthat.

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Departments

Outfront

The GOP's Twitter-tastic search for new blood, the Pentagon's secret death ray, the bailout goes nuclear, birds of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Congress' top 10 crazies, Rep. Alan Grayson lets it all hang out, the Chamber of Commerce's big-business overlords, Obama's nominee bloopers

Exhibit

Media Jones

Ted Genoways on the day that fiction died, Joe Sacco's Gaza graphics, plus more music (End Times, The Amazing Oʂcar Micheaux, Staggering (Boy Genius), Heart of My Own), books (Crazy Like Us, The Death and Life of American Journalism), and film (9500 Liberty) reviews.

MoJo Interview

Practical Values


Cover illustration by Bill Mayer