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January 23, 1995 Vol. 145 No. 3

LETTERS 5

CHRONICLES 9

MILESTONES 13

COVER: Hyperdemocracy! 14

Politicians can barely make it through a day without reading

the latest opinion poll or receiving a blizzard of faxes. But the

instant opinions besieging Washington have not only failed

to cure our ills, they have also made them worse.

The Gurus: Newt's cyberbraintrust 20

Look Who's Talking: The explosion of radio call-in shows has

created a new form of electronic populism and demagoguery

22

Public Eye: Margaret Carlson's dinner with Rush Limbaugh

26

DISASTERS: And the Rain Came Tumbling Down 28

Floods are California's latest set of catastrophes

POLITICS: Struggling to...

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