By now you're probably pretty tired of reading about money and politics, and all the other serious stuff we've packed into this thought-provoking 100-page issue. You've read every word and you're wondering where the year went, hah hah! And stop that yawning out there. Admit it: You needed
to read dozens of pages on this important topic. We only did this because you haven't been paying attention. (Note to people who normally read "H'rumphs" before the other parts of the magazine: This is the first page of the rest of your life.)
Not that this issue is long, but by the time you finish reading it "Star Trek XXIV: The Final Hairpiece" will be in the theaters. (Chekhov, banging on the bathroom door: "Captain, hurry! The Klingons are attacking!!" Capt. Kirk: "Hey, I've got my own problems in here. Say, have you seen my Maalox?")
But seriously, our democracy is being held hostage by the powers of wealth. Our nation is no longer truly free, and it's time we do something about it! So we put out this really long issue. We've done our part. The rest is up to you.
(Please note: Sojourners
will continue to provide in-depth coverage of the important subjects that directly affect the lives of our readers. Next issue: the electoral college.)
HISTORIC FIRST: A COLOR SUBHEAD
Since this is a special issue, we decided to have color on the inside pages, something we've never done before because it is too expensive. Unfortunately, we still couldn't do it, because it is too expensive. So I decided to hand-color each copy of the magazine. It's a tedious job, and it is taking a while. Fortunately, I finished yours first.
IF JESUS CAME BACK TODAY, WOULD HE OPEN A CHECKING ACCOUNT OR A SAVINGS ACCOUNT?