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Walter Truett Anderson

Eduardo Galeano

Donella Meadows

Paul Krugman

Edward Wolff

Laura D’Andrea Tyson

Lewis Lapham

Howard Gardner

Bob Woodward

Stewart Brand

Neil Postman

David Brower

Jeremy Rifkin

Francis Fukuyama

Betty Friedan

Patricia Ireland

Deborah Tannen

Robert Reich

William F. Buckley

Anthony Lewis

Lani Guinier

Camille Paglia

Bill McKibben

Patricia Schroeder

Gary Snyder

Maya Angelou

Not Illustrated:

Paul Erdman
Alice H. Amsden
Orville Schell
Adam Hochschild
Frank Viviano
Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Gretchen Daily
Richard Trumka
Gary Chapman
Henry M. Levin
David Osborne
Jane Smiley
Marc Roberts
Daniel Yankelovich
Louis Menand
Joycelyn Elders

Celebrating Hellraisers:

Paul Wellstone
Gary Delgado
Barbara Dudley
Winona LaDuke

What’s Left:

Noam Chomsky
Pete Hamill
Todd Gitlin
Robert Scheer

DOES IT FEEL LIKE POLITICS IS AT A BREAKING POINT?

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It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of law being undermined by those with wealth and power for their own gain. So we're launching an ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption, and asking the MoJo community to help crowdfund it.

We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

Thanks for reading—whether or not you can pitch in today, or ever, I'm glad you're with us.

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Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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