According to Mother Jones, magazines that feature Jesus on their covers see their issue sales jump by as much as 45 percent. (Putting the Bible front and center can boost sales as much as 51 percent.) In the past couple of years, magazines such as Wired and Popular Mechanics have tried to cash in on this miracle of marketing, but the most persistent devotees are Time and Newsweek, which have spent the last decade competing over who can squeeze Jesus on the front most often.

Article: Jesus, What a Cover!

This issue of Mother Jones examines the influence, practices and beliefs of the Christians (specifically the subset who are termed the Religious Right).

Who Gives A $%&t? – Americans spend $8 billion on Christmas decorations, almost twice what the United States spends on aid to Africa.