To the Editors:
Your cover on lobbying [Aug. 7] could very well be classified as a minicourse on who runs the country and how legislation is manipulated by special-interest groups. It is an excellent exposé of how the people's elected representatives in Washington are influenced.
It wasn't a handful of well-financed professionals who defeated the lobby-disclosure bill. Tens of thousands of environmentalists, religious activists and civil libertarians saw this bill as an assault on their right to communicate with Congress. The bill would have required massive and expensive record...