Out of Iraq Now

Out of Iraq How?
It started as Bush’s war, but we all own it now—and it’s time we took a hard look at what that means. Conversations with more than 50 experts, from General Petraeus’ inner circle to antiwar activists.
PLUS: Four post-pullout scenarios.

How we created Al Qaeda in Iraq.

As a public service, Mother Jones, which is a non-profit 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.


  1. Editors’ Note
  2. Masthead
  3. Contributors
  4. Backtalk

The cheese bomb incident and other untrue tales of terror; how aliens started the Iraq War; prison tourism; Virginia is for haters; the cia‘s top-secret glass ceiling; the journalist and the murderer; bursting the ethanol bubble; private equity, public enemy; how green is your Christmas tree?

You’re Not the Regulator of Me

Dangerous games: How the Bush administration broke the toy-safety system.

The Yield of Magical Thinking

Forget organic—biodynamic (think sacred cows and magic potions) is the next foodie cult.
PLUS: The first-ever MoJo wine tasting.

Jon Mooallem nails Ty Pennington for giving charity a bad name; we get a kick out of the Coup’s Boots Riley; War/Dance finds rebellious harmony in Uganda; plus more book(Gomorrah: A Personal Journey Into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System, Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity), film(Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox, Manufactured Landscapes), and music(Bettye LaVette, Foo Fighters, Nellie McKay, Steve Earle) reviews.

Candidates’ Christmas Cards


Did I Steal My Daughter Did I Steal My Daughter?

Searching for answers inside the labyrinthine world of global adoption.

The Anime Within The Anime Within

Character studies from the outer reaches of comic-book fandom.

The 50 Year Strategy The 50-Year Strategy

The electoral stars may be aligning for a new progressive majority in 2008—and beyond.

Fight the Power Fight the Power

Can hip-hop stop selling thuggery and reclaim its political passion?

How the West Might Be Won How the West Might Be Won

Get over Ohio. Western states like Nevada could be the secrets to the Democrats’ success.