Magazine December 29, 2008, Issue

The Biden Family Wishes You and Yours A Very Merry Holiday Season!

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden depart after a pre-inauguration church service in Washington, D.C., January 18, 2009. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Dear Friends and Family:

Well, I guess it’s been a pretty eventful year for the Biden Family! As most of you know, I was on the short list for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of my tireless work toward achieving a safe, lasting partition of what was once known as Iraq.

Wait a second here. Get a hold of yourself, Joe! You know me: old motormouth! Getting myself into trouble again with my straight talk! Let me rephrase that.

Dear Friends and Family:

In 1984, as many of you know, I was diagnosed with a rare hair disease. And I’m proud to say

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Books, Arts & Manners


Never Give In

The British media now and again run polls to ask who are the greatest Englishmen of all time, and Winston Churchill invariably comes out on top.

His Uncle’s Son

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The Week

The Week

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