March/April 2010 Issue

March/April 2010

Age of Treason


  • Inside the rising movement of soldiers, cops, and sheriffs who believe it's their constitutional duty to resist a tyrannical Obama administration.

For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question
For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question
I'd signed up to teach English to Burmese democracy activists. Little did I know that their real mission was far more dangerous—and that the US considered them terrorists.
PLUS:The killer apps inside your iPhone
Blood and Treasure
Blood and Treasure
The people of Congo might not be so poor if their country weren't so rich.
Dr. Clooney, I Presume?
Dr. Clooney, I Presume?
Madonna, Oprah, Brangelina, and Paris battle for control of Africa's most precious resource: publicity.
Cash on Delivery
Cash on Delivery
Everything can be outsourced to India, even pregnancy. Inside the rent-a-womb business.
PLUS:Tracing hair extensions to their roots
Game Changer
Game Changer
How a master of the political dark arts went from shilling for Big Tobacco and George H.W. Bush to fighting like hell for gay marriage
A Place for Us
A Place for Us
Will New York's mentally ill adults ever get the homes the state promised them?

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Departments

Outfront

Anything you tweet will be used against you, can aliens solve climate change?; Congo's fashion plates; Texas cracks down on public drunkenness—in bars; America's most bizarre booze laws; why Congress' biggest Afghanistan buff doesn't back Obama's surge; a roaming revolutionary's tropical retreat; MoJo readers pay it forward; the military's deadly garbage problem

Notebook

  • Married for a Minute
  • Is Iran's mullah-backed system of temporary marriage a godsend for the sexually frustrated—or religious prostitution?

Media Jones

Gil Scott-Heron: The godfather of rap gets ready to make noise again, plus more music (The Way of the World, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, The Big To-Do, San Patricio), book (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Devil and Mr. Casement, The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History), and film (What's the Matter With Kansas) reviews.

MoJo Interview

  • The Superconductor
  • Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas on bringing classical music to the YouTube generation and why conducting is an awesome workout

Practical Values


Cover photograph by Lucian Read