Inside the November/December 2012 Issue of The Saturday Evening Post

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Post Perspective: America’s Wealth Gap
Page 28, By Frederick Allen
Will 2012 go down in history as the year money took over politics? Both parties will have spent more than a billion dollars electing the next president. Veteran reporter Frederick Allen analyzes the growing gap between the wealthy and poor in the United States and how it may affect the upcoming election. All told, the top .07 percent of donors give more money than the bottom 86 percent. And it pays off. Candidates spend ever more time courting the super rich and then, once in office, try to keep them happy. How did we get into such a situation? What is to be done about it? Is it threatening our democracy? And doesn’t it go against everything the founding fathers stood for? Drawing on the Post’s extensive archives, Allen provides a unique perspective to America’s growing wealth gap.

Visit for Frederick Allen’s article, or for archived Post stories from the 19th and 20th centuries.

“If It’s Boring, I’m Done!”
Page 36, By Sharon Begley
Stories of adults who finally learn they have ADHD are as unique as the people themselves, but they have at least one thing in common: a sense that what was once shrouded in mystery is now lit with understanding, that a weight has been lifted and a puzzle solved. Post science contributor Sharon Begley explains the symptoms of adult ADD and ADHD and how diagnosis, even at a late age, can make a significant difference in improving someone’s life.

Visit to read interviews with several well-known individuals who share their struggles and triumphs in coping with ADHD, or to help understand adult ADHD, a frustrating disorder once shrouded in mystery.

Election Year Investing
Page 19, By Russell Wild
Every four years the air is ripe with speculation about what the presidential election—not to mention the new administration—will mean for the stock market. Will the Dow sink, swim, or soar? Post contributor Russell Wild, MBA, explores what elections mean for a rising or falling stock market, whether parties play a role in the stock market, and how we can be prepared for what’s to come.

The Lighter Side: Exit Polls
Page 10, By Phillip Gulley
Best-selling author Phillip Gulley’s exclusive piece for The Saturday Evening Post reflects on his childhood memories of working at the polls on Election Day.

Food: Kick it Up a Notch!
Page 20, By Patrick Perry
Chef Emeril Lagasse gives readers some insight to his feelings about the holidays and takes the classic turkey staple to a new level with his creations à Lagasse. Recipes include: Turkey Roulade with Peach and Sage Gravy and Orange, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Salad. Find more recipes at

Treasuring Memories
Page 50, By Iyna Bort Caruso
If there’s an ideal time to bring a family tree to life, it’s during the holiday season. Post contributor Iyna Bort Caruso offers tips to passing on stories from generation to generation. Plus: The holiday get-together is the perfect place for beginning your family history project. Everything works better if you do a little planning. Tips on how to start preserving your family history this holiday season!

Robert Osborne: Greatest Holiday Movies Ever!
Page 54, By Ed Dwyer
Post contributor Ed Dwyer goes one-on-one with TCM’s Robert Osborne as he weighs in on
the best—plus some overlooked—yuletide classics. Osborne’s old favorites include Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Christmas in Connecticut, but Osborne pans the ’92 remake of Connecticut starring Arnold Swartzenegger as the worst Christmas movie ever made. Osborne reveals other hidden gems such as most under-appreciated Christmas movie [Remember the Night (1940) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray] and the first Christmas movie that inspired or delighted him [Since You Went Away (1944)].

Fiction: Mae’s Street
Page 64, By Joan Hendricks
Looking out on Christmas Eve, Mae felt like she owned the street, along with her neighbors, whom she loved—each and every one. Mae’s Street is Joan Hendricks first published short story.


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