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- Cover Story
The billions he made in Chinese casinos may decide the presidential race. But has he overplayed his hand?
When my state passed one of the most rigid abstinence-only sex education laws in the nation, I went back to school.
Does California have a blueprint to fix global warming?
A subprime boom, insane interest rates, predatory lending, a private-equity frenzy. Sound familiar?
Meet the former stockbroker using civil rights to take down affirmative action.
American arms abroad
Take Me to Your Leader
Close encounters of the Beltway kind
The Smartest Guns in the Room
The gun even the NRA doesn’t want you to have
- MIXED MEDIA
Haunting objects from Jim Crow America
Love in the Time of Boko Haram
Muslim chick lit
Explain That Tune
The Song Exploder podcast takes listeners behind the music.
Game of Clones
Inside TV’s new clone wars
- FOOD + HEALTH
Tampon beach invasion
The Kitchen Sink
Can leftovers save the planet?
Following up on her widely cited investigation into the plaintiffs in last year’s Obamacare Supreme Court case, Stephanie Mencimer now profiles the man behind a new crop of litigants challenging long-standing civil rights laws (“Claim of Privilege”); the illustration is by Edmon de Haro, a native Barcelonan who has worked with the New York Times, The Atlantic, and FiveThirtyEight.
MoJo senior editorial fellow 2 Becca Andrews regularly writes about reproductive health (“Sex Negative”); photographer 3 Edmund D. Fountain lives in New Orleans and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010.
4 Gabriel Kahn (“Dreamers of the Golden Dream”) covers the intersection of climate and the economy; he is still trying to figure out how far a single charge can take his Nissan Leaf.
5 Gary Rivlin (“Car Trouble”) is an investigative fellow at the Nation Institute and the author of five books, most recently Katrina: After the Flood.
6 Ben Voldman is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who has drawn for web comedy outlet Funny or Die—look online for an animated version of the hermit crab he contributed to this issue (“Killer App”).