Like what you see? Sign up today and we'll mail you this issue—including every article here—plus five more issues over the next year. That's a year of MoJo for just $12, our absolute best rate!
As a public service, Mother Jones, which is a nonprofit magazine, will release the full contents of this issue online over the next several weeks. If you'd like your Mother Jones sooner—and you want to support independent investigative journalism—please subscribe now.
Living large in the nation's most conservative zip code; Inside the secret Koch donor retreat; To cash in on a predator; "Zombified" nukes; Gingrich ♥s ABBA and other candidate rock trivia; Florida's $2,560 urine test; What Rick Perry gave to nine of his biggest donors
Hip-hop star Questlove on Jimmy Fallon, Philly's neo-soul scene, and Obama; Jeff Bridges trades in White Russians for country music.; Vera Farmiga gets personal with God.; Salvador Dalí's "penis-shaped pool"; plus book and music reviews
Cover illustration by Tim O'Brien
Living near California's Emerald Triangle on and off during the past eight years, contributor 1 Tony D'Souza rubbed elbows with players in the interstate marijuana trade, some of whom became the subjects of "The New Dealers" as well as of his recent novel, Mule. The piece was illustrated by 2 William Duke, whose photomontages earned him a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers.
MoJo human rights reporter Mac McClelland returned to her home state of Ohio to report on America's jobs crisis ("Goodbye, Columbus"); Andrew Spear, who took the photos for Mac's story, is a lifelong Ohioan.
6 Caitlin Kuhwald, who illustrated the story, admits to joining Brownies as a kid solely for the craft supplies.