Press: Mother's Call

A shout from the left

Firebrand journalism has cooled noticeably since the searing '60s. New Times has folded, Rolling Stone has retreated into rock-'n'-roll coverage, and "alternative" weeklies have found that stereo-equipment supplements are more lucrative than political manifestoes. But at least one rallying cry can still be heard above the mellowspeak. It comes from the San Francisco-based monthly Mother Jones (circ. 222,000), which calls itself "a magazine for the rest of us."

Named for Mary Harris Jones, a turn-of-the-century labor organizer, Mother Jones pursues corporate miscreants with a vigor that would have...

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