The Public Eye - Winter 2006 - Vol. 21, No. 1

How the Christian Right Is Becoming A Free Market Champion
By Richard J. Meagher

"Death Should Not Be a Taxable Event." In August of 2005, this headline appeared on the website of the conservative evangelical Christian organization Focus on the Family. The accompanying article asked Focus members to persuade their Senators to repeal a federal tax on inherited estates.

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The Right's Vision of an America Without Cities
By Jeremy Adam Smith

The formula that emerged from the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections was provocative: the less dense the population, the more likely it was to vote Republican. Republicans appeared to have lost the cities and inner suburbs, positioning themselves as the party of country roads, small towns, and traditional values. Though Bush was often mocked for the time he spent on his ranch, sleeves rolled up, gun in hand, the image was widely promoted and served as a cornerstone of his identity among Republican voters.

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How Religious Conservatives Succeeded and Failed in the 2006 Elections
By Pam Chamberlain and Chip Berlet

It was a scant five weeks until the 2006 midterm elections, and photogenic Christian Right leader Tony Perkins gripped the podium and smiled confidently at the 1700 activists gathered at the Values Voters Summit. Perkins predicted that his new coalition of Christian Right stalwarts would tip the scales for the Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. He was, of course, wrong.

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Also in this issue:
Book and Film Review

ProLife Feminism: Yesterday and Today
Jesus Camp
Eyes Right

"A First for Women," "A Lie or Wishful Thinking?s," and more...

Reports in Review

What Liberal Media Bias?
and more...

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