May/June 2016 Issue

Mother Jones Magazine Cover : May + June 2016


Playing Chicken

The ag industry has known for 40 years that using antibiotics can create superbugs. Why did only one company take the science seriously?


Fully Loaded

Inside the shadowy world of America's 10 biggest gunmakers.

Some Kind of Wonderful

Lynda and Stewart Resnick built their billion-dollar feel-good empire on nuts, slick marketing—and a staggering amount of California's water.

Mr. Right

Conservatives say they want another Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. What they really want is another Sam Alito.


40 More Years!


Corroded Trust

Is the man-made catastrophe in Flint a sign of things to come?

Black Votes Matter

Five places where the new civil rights movement is shaking up politics.

Bobbing for Bad Apples

Can big data help prevent police shootings?


Kansas' experiment in small government created a big mess.

Crossing the Line

The real story of the Syrian family who Donald Trump said might be ISIS terrorists.

The Home Front

Balancing work and family is still a chore.

Make America Self-Donate Again!

An expensive history of candidates blowing their own money on campaigns.


Wax Dolls

The troubling divide between "sex positive" and true confidence.

A Brief History of Prom

Roots: The Next Generation

W. Kamau Bell speaks with LeVar Burton about an epic reboot.

Lessons From the Master

Yo-Yo Ma, whose multinational Silk Road Ensemble just released a new album, has sound advice for politicians, parents, and jittery performers.


The Tipping Point

Restaurants in 18 states pay their servers a paltry $2.13 an hour. Bon Appétit!

Boxed Out

Silicon Valley VCs are drooling over meal-kit apps. But is the bubble about to burst?