July/August 1996 Issue

Cover Story

GOOD MORNING, GUN LOBBY!
By Robert Dreyfuss
The NRA's "family values" campaign cloaks an extremist strategy for victory in '96.

 

"Are the [Republican] revolutionaries chastened by their legislative and moral failures? Far from it. Their conclaves and campaign rallies still bubble with celebratory chatter. If they've failed to use the electoral process to help others, they've succeeded in using it to help themselves."
-- "What I Saw at the Decline of the Revolution"

 

FEATURES

REPUBLICAN WHITEWATERS
By L.J. Davis
Leading conservatives are involved in S&L scandals that rival or surpass Clinton's.

THE WAGES OF DOWNSIZING
By Alan Downs
The rash of layoffs is more about cutting worker pay than creating efficient companies.

A QUESTION OF ABUSE
By Judith Levine
On thin evidence, a new "healing" industry has grown up around child sex abusers.

GOOD MORNING, GUN LOBBY!
By Robert Dreyfuss
The NRA's "family values" campaign cloaks an extremist strategy for victory in '96.

WHAT I SAW AT THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION
By William Saletan
GOP political gamesmanship has undone conservative principles -- and the public good.

Glimpses of the Decline - Photographer Larry Fink catches the GOP on film

CYBERSELFISH
By Paulina Borsook
We do and we do and we do for you computer whizzes, and this is the thanks we get?

RALPH NADER
Interview by Wesley J. Smith
The consumer advocate on why he admires Lou Gehrig, but not Bill Clinton.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTE
A war of all against all.

BACKTALK Tobacco talk; testing our faith; your favorite political films.

OUTFRONT
Katha Pollitt and John Judis list their top 20 political books.
Hard-core Republicans
FDA navigates Rocky Road
MoJo's August Hellraiser!
Nicole Hollander gets downsized.
Baseball's Bad Habit
Burning Down the House

HOME/PLANET
Meat alternatives are a home run.

HOT!MEDIA
Resources for advanced hellraising.

PAULA POUNDSTONE
Kicking Greek butt.
PLUS: Letters to Paula