Bill Berkowitz is a longtime observer of the conservative movement. His WorkingForChange column Conservative Watch documents the strategies, players, institutions, victories and defeats of the American Right.
Posted on: Jan 7, 2002, Source: WorkingForChange.com
While reports indicate that school vouchers may not improve education, conservatives are directing a high-profile pro-voucher advertising campaign primarily at inner-city Black communities. Many are questioning the real agenda.
During the last 18 months, a former "soft Marxist" Pentecostal preacher, advised President Bush on charitable choice, sponsored a conference on globalization at the Vatican and launched a right-wing religious environmental coalition.
For years, "defunding the left" has been an idea that has resonated deeply with conservatives. Now that Republicans have control of the White House and Congress, it's an idea whose time may be coming faster than you think.
For some fundamentalist Christians, the coming of Halloween offers an opportunity to scare the living daylights out of teenagers. Nationwide, churches are creating haunted houses that display their own brand of horror -- God's punishment for homosexuality, abortions, suicides, and drugs.
Every year the run-up to Earth Day makes April "the cruelest month" for anti-environmentalists. As we approach April 22, a small group of conservatives will either be looking for a quiet place to hide, or attempting to commandeer the green sensibility by launching some pro-environment-sounding anti-environmental initiatives.