The MoJo 400
WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS
THE MOTHER JONES INTERVIEW: JOHN MCCAIN
by Jason Vest
The Senate’s zealous reformer on Big Tobacco (very bad), campaign finance (pretty bad), and Rupert Murdoch’s contributions to his campaign (not bad at all).
WIDE ANGLE Invisible communities.
THOSE WHO CAN’T, TEST
by Brian Doherty
Why the SAT fails everyone but the testers.
by Ken Silverstein
Think our nukes are in the hands of the best and brightest? Think again.
The MoJo 400
WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS Big-tent politics gives way to sideshows.
by Jennifer Shecter
by Jennifer Liberto and Aaron Rothenburger
Outback Steakhouse skims employee paychecks to fund its heavyweight PAC.
NO. 1: TOUGH SELL
by John Zebrowski and Jenna Ziman
Amway doesn’t just pitch products—it pitches politics.
by John Fox and Nancy Firor
Enquiring minds want to know about the excesses of the Chiquita banana man.
by Thomas Ferguson
Global capitalist Jon Corzine greases the political machinery for Goldman Sachs.
by Jenna Ziman
An intimate view of the presidential schmooze.
by Peter H. Stone
Steve Wynn is not on the list. But he should be.
THE VISIBLE HAND
by Doug Henwood
The truth about socially responsible investing
by Michael Castleman
Checking up on the FDA
Diary by Heidi Li Feldman
My summer vacation in the armed forces
MEDIA JONES Top five moonlighting disasters; Will Oldham’s media picks
OVERMATTER An inside look at Mother Jones
THE FUTURE OF …
Cartoon by Don Asmussen
EDITOR’S NOTE Sugar-coated corruption
by William Saletan
John Ashcroft’s familiar charm
YOUR AD HERE
by G. Beato
Searching for perfect pitch