Mother Jones Magazine Cover : March + April 2015

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  • Cover Story
  • Room for Improvement

    More and more cities are finding that giving the homeless a place to live saves millions. Can common sense scale?

  • The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill

    At age two, she became a revenue stream for a for-profit company. Nine months later she was dead.

  • Let Them Eat Junk

    This fast-food-loving, organics-bashing Cornell professor wants to trick you into eating better.

  • Call of Duty

    Inside a Chinese internet addiction boot camp

  • Of Unsound Mind

    Executing the insane is against the law of the land. So why do states keep doing it?

  • Citizen Troll

    Meet the conservative provocateur who’s unleashing the internet’s worst instincts.

  • OutFront
  • Turning the Clock Back

    Turning the Clock Back

    Weakening Roe, week by week

  • More Than Skin Deep

    More Than Skin Deep

    Your father’s drag show

  • Flee-conomics


    Why companies switch countries

  • Flee-conomics

    The New Muckrakers

    Conservative muckraking, reborn

  • Satanic Reverses

    Satanic Reverses

    Satan shares the public square.

  • Captive Audience

    Captive Audience

    FaceTime for felons

  • Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet?

    When dad is in jail—and a daylong bus ride away


Hours after 1 Molly Redden first reported on GOP bills outlawing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, House Republicans shelved their proposed legislation (“Turning Back the Clock“); the story’s art is by 2 Javier Jaén, who lives in Barcelona.

Brian Joseph (“The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill“) is a former Sacramento bureau chief for the Orange County Register.

After profiling a laissez-faire food expert, 3 Kiera Butler will never again deny herself a quesadilla (“Let Them Eat Junk“); to go with the story, 4 Tristan Spinski photographed—and then ate—two slices of pizza, two double cheeseburgers, fries, lo mein, and fortune cookies.

5 Scott Carrier is a Peabody Award-winning journalist whose work has been featured by Harper’s, GQ, and This American Life (“Room for Improvement“); Salt Lake City-based photographer Jim McAuley has shot for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

6 Stephanie Mencimer regularly reports on mental health and the court system—in this issue, she covered them both (“Of Unsound Mind“).

Tim Murphy worries that the conservative provocateur he wrote about (“Citizen Troll“) might dig up his two speeding tickets.

Illustrator Kyle Platts (“Revenge of the Nerd”) lives in London and is the author of Megaskull, a comic book.

Molly Redden Kiera Butler
Javier Jaen
Tristan Spinski Stephanie Mencimer
Scott Carrier