November/December 1995

Cover Story

POWER PREYING
by Adele M. Stan
An inside look at the Christian right's presidential strategy.

"Jack Kennedy praised economic growth as a rising tide that lifted all boats, but today's economy lifts only the yachts.... This is the single most important domestic issue, and liberals must focus on it to the exclusion of almost all others." -- Daniel Yankelovich

FEATURES

GLORIA
Interview by Cynthia Gorney
Now a 60-something, Steinem says her best days as an activist are yet to come.

RESTORING PUBLIC TRUST
by Daniel Yankelovich
Why are liberals so unpopular? One analyst offers a strategy for winning back the public.

POWER PREYING
by Adele M. Stan
An inside look at the Christian right's presidential strategy.

SEIZING STATE POWER
 An avalanche of religious right bills is burying statehouses across the country.

A GUIDE TO THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT
Since the '60s, the movement's leaders have been more political than pious.

SHOWDOWN IN DES MOINES
A local school board race draws the religious right's big guns.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
by Mary Kay Blakely
In Manhattan, a "compassion fascist" looks for signs that mercy can triumph over greed.

CALIFORNIA SCHEMER
by Dale Maharidge
Will Pete Wilson's racial politics still taint the '96 presidential race?

Pete Wilson on the record

JIM HIGHTOWER
Interview by Evan Smith
A hellraising Texas radio personality fights to stay on the dial.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
What is sacred in America?

BACKTALK
 Worldly women; Glaxo's headache; a workless thought.

OUTFRONT
These campaign tricks are for kids
Beyond Burma Nicole Hollander's deregulation dreams
The hidden costs of downsizing
To hell with Harvard
MoJo's December Hellraiser!
The invisible jail

COUNTDOWN TO INDICTMENT
New insights into Newt's corrupt empire. Reading between the lines

HOT!MEDIA
Resources for further reading, listening, and advanced hellraising.

PAULA POUNDSTONE
 Oh, to be Top Gun.
PLUS: Letters to Paula