May/June 1996

Cover Story

THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY
By Sheila Kaplan
Bob Dole's addiction to tobacco interests will follow him to the White House.

"If you stop kids from smoking, in 20 years you're out of business.... Our job was to hold the front."
-- Victor Crawford, a tobacco lobbyist who died of lung and throat cancer in March 1996.

FEATURES

KEEPING FAITH
By Adele M. Stan
Challenged by the Christian right: Will mainstram religious leaders resurrect themselves?

TOBACCO STRIKES BACK: A SPECIAL REPORT
The cigarette makers' secret comeback strategy.

THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY
By Sheila Kaplan
Bob Dole's addiction to tobacco interests will follow him to the White House.

OUR GOOD FRIEND, THE GOVERNOR
GOP governors secretly help Big Tobacco.

TOBACCO ENEMY NUMBER ONE
By Robert Dreyfuss
FDA Commissioner David Kessler places public health above politics.

THE NICOTINE NETWORK
By Peter H. Stone
How the tobacco industry is forging hidden alliances with congressional leaders.

FAKIN' IT
By Ted Gup
Big Tobacco's efforts to build phony grassroots groups.

THE WAR IN THE STATES
By Jeanne Brokaw, Rachel Burstein, and Robert Dreyfuss
While criticizing "big government," tobacco pushes laws to prohibit local control.

SIN OF OMISSION
By William Saletan
Why the Christian Coalition can't "just say no" to teen smoking.

CENSORED: THE LEAKED ABC TAPE
ABC execs killed this tobacco exposé, calling it boring. Decide for yourself.

A LIFE IN SMOKE
By Michael Castleman
How cigarettes affect your body.

DIZZY
By Eric Alterman
In Washington's wonderful world of spin, the truth is beside the point.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
How our republic can kick the habit.

BACKTALK
The MoJo 400; battered shrimp; readers' favorite political music.

OUTFRONT
The Exile Files
MoJo's June Hellraiser!
Nicole Hollander directs calls.

HOME/PLANET
Our guide to green living finds splendor in the trash.

MOJO CLASSIC UPDATE
The nuclear dragon is still dangerous.

THE BIG PICTURE
Roger Ebert and John Sayles pick the top 20 political films.

OUTSPOKEN
An interview with veteran White House reporter Sarah McClendon.

MEDIA
Resources for advanced hellraising.

PAULA POUNDSTONE
Cinderella didn't have a clue.
PLUS: Letters to Paula