July/August 2014 Issue
Subscribe and save!
Subscribe today and get one full year of Mother Jones for only $12. That's 66% off the cover price.
Corporate espionage. Messy divorces. Sailing skulduggery. For America's most powerful family, taking on Obama is just one more knock-down, drag-out fight.
It's time to unlock the tech economy for the rest of us.
Can DeVone Boggan slash his city's murder rate by paying people not to kill?
How a squad of ex-cops in Ft. Lauderdale learned to question authority and give accused criminals a fighting chance.
Officials have been stunned by a "surge" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border.
Patrick Caldwell spent hours manipulating the federal courts' archaic records system to document Eugene Scalia's efforts to thwart financial reform ("Strict Obstructionist"); the story's illustration is by 1 Daniel Adel, whose painting of George W. Bush is in the National Portrait Gallery.
For his new book, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, 2 Daniel Schulman conducted hundreds of interviews with friends, family, and the eldest of the four Koch brothers ("Koch vs. Koch"); the piece's art is by Miriam Migliazzi and Mart Klein, who are often, but not always, based in Germany.
4 Jason Fagone ("The Defenders") is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of Ingenious, a book on inventors and the future of cars; 5 Tristan Spinski reports that Charles Bronson "would have to stand on his mom's shoulders to measure up" to the ex-cops he photographed for the piece.