January/February 2011 Issue
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- These righteous business dudes want to leverage California's lucrative ganja industry into the next Emerald City. Oops, sorry bro—Silicon Valley.
- Green Jobs
- California's "green rush" has inspired a slew of above-ground businesses that cater to marijuana growers. Here's where budding hempreneurs can...
- Stoned in 90 Seconds
- I have writer's cramp. My wife has arthritis. Guess who scored a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana first?
Nearly a year after the Haiti quake, rape gangs terrorize tent cities. Disaster profiteers have swooped in to gouge the poor. Food remains scarce, and aid undelivered. Welcome to reconstruction hell.
- PLUS Who has come through (and who hasn't) on billions of dollars in Haiti recovery pledges; the pros and cons of giving; and five organizations that can do a lot of good with your bucks.
- In the Name of the Mother
Lawyer Harold Cassidy wants to defend the rights of women—so much that he's fighting tooth and nail to make abortion illegal.
- Trial by Fire
Her house has been bombed and her children threatened with murder. But Afghan prosecutor Maria Bashir won't quit going after men who beat and starve their wives.
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Is Congress headed back to the '90s?; hard to starboard, Cap'n Boehner; save those Beanie Babies; too sane for Congress; "I have a dream. Next slide, please..."; chasing the dark money behind the midterms; meet the (herbal) tea party boss; TransCanada's oily pipe dream; the credit terrorists have won; the face of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
- Electric Company
- Eight reasons you can stop worrying and learn to love electric cars.
Cover illustration by Chris Buck