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
Public Eye: Margaret Carlson's dinner with Rush Limbaugh
DISASTERS: And the Rain Came Tumbling Down 28
Floods are California's latest set of catastrophes
POLITICS: Struggling to...