March/April 1995

YOUR REPUBLICAN FUTURE

Beyond the Contract
by Major Garrett
The Contract with America is like miniature golf: fun, popular, and a distraction from Newt's real agenda.

"Having enabled the integration of American institutions, liberalism has to take the blame for the cultural antagonisms integration has caused." -- Mixed Paint

MEDSCAM
by L.J. Davis
Mother Jones' investigation reveals that as much as a quarter of the nation's trillion-dollar health bill is fraud.

MIXED PAINT
by Louis Menand
Integration is liberalism's greatest recent success--and the root of its current unpopularity.

EARTH DAY AT 25: A LOOK AHEAD

The Fourth Wave
Opinion by Mark Dowie
A revitalized grassroots, and not the big organizations, is now environmentalism's best hope.

Heroes of the Earth
A small group of thoughtful, committed activists who might just green the world.

PULLOUT: MotherEarth
Problems and possibilities.

WILL WORK FOR FOOD
by Meredith Maran
From Working Assets to Ben & Jerry's, politics and business make a wild workplace marriage.

THE BOMB TRIBE
by David Beers
Even after the Cold War, these canny political survivors are poised to design and build new nuclear weapons.

The Virtual Bomb
by Keay Davidson
A new weapons design facility is being sold as a path to fusion energy. It's not.

COVER STORIES:

YOUR REPUBLICAN FUTURE

Beyond the Contract
by Major Garrett
The Contract with America is like miniature golf: fun, popular, and a distraction from Newt's real agenda.

10 Ways the Republicans Will Change Your Life
by Richard Blow
A behind-the-scenes guide to the 104th Congress.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
The Republicans misuse America's faith in work.

BACKTALK
An Atlantic Monthly writer fires back on teen sex; the NRA and schools; reactions to African-American poet Ntozake Shange.

OUTFRONT

Abortion and breast cancer
Growing organic food
MoJo's April Hellraiser: Cheri Honkala
Silo theme parks
Resisting war taxes; Work your MoJo; MoJo updates
A new reason to keep liquor stores out of your neighborhood
The Pentagon's music budget
Too much animal protein may lead to osteoporosis

RESOURCES 
For further reading and advanced hellraising.

VISIONS
An African shaman discusses spirituality.

PAULA POUNDSTONE
Reflecting on Newtie, the national heartthrob.
PLUS: Letters to Paula