IN THE January 26, 2009, ISSUE

Twelve Zeroes

For Britons of a certain age, the defining moment of the pre-Thatcher years came in 1976 when the chancellor of the exchequer, Denis Healey, was forced to go cap in ...

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Articles

Politics & Policy

Promises to Keep

The most important domestic-policy crisis this country faces was not discussed by either candidate in the 2008 presidential election. On the Democratic side, that is understandable. Democrats, after all, bear ...
Politics & Policy

The Shrine of FDR

‘A normal person,” the liberal economist Brad DeLong recently pronounced, “would not argue that the New Deal prolonged the Great Depression.” New York Times financial columnist and Newsweek contributing editor ...
Politics & Policy

Courts vs. Law

At the end of 2008, the number of states allowing physician-assisted suicide grew from one to three. There was, however, a difference in the way the two states’ laws changed. ...
Politics & Policy

And Global Warming Too!

The last several weeks have seen the emergence of a surprising phenomenon: conservative magazines and websites’ promoting the idea of raising gas taxes. The theory is that if fuel becomes ...

Features

Politics & Policy

Twelve Zeroes

For Britons of a certain age, the defining moment of the pre-Thatcher years came in 1976 when the chancellor of the exchequer, Denis Healey, was forced to go cap in ...

Books, Arts & Manners

City Desk

Sugar Islands

Where I live the seasons have quarterly distinctness, sharp as a shepherd’s calendar in a medieval book of hours. But as you slide down the flank of the continent, the ...
Politics & Policy

Where the Buck Stops

Successfully exercising presidential power in national-security affairs is a political and constitutional imperative for American survival. Weak, corrupt, and incompetent Congresses can come and go — and often do — ...
Politics & Policy

FDR Reconsidered

Some seem to believe Barack Obama is the second coming of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Newspaper columns are rife with Obama-FDR comparisons, few of them skeptical. A recent Paul Krugman column ...
Politics & Policy

Shelf Life

German journalist Peter Seewald is the author of two very popular book-length interviews with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. His new book, Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait (Ignatius, 260 pp., $24.95), lives ...

Sections

The Long View

Transcript: Larry King Live

Transcript: Larry King Live, January 16, 2010 Larry King: Tomorrow night! The whole hour! The cast of Hogan’s Heroes talks about the Holocaust! From Hilversum, Illinois! Hello! Caller: Hi, Larry. Hi, Mr. Madoff. Bernard ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

ANGLO-SAXON NATURE GNOMES For frost to freeze, for fire to burn trees, For earth to hide seeds, for ice to bridge Water, to walk on bright gleaming mail; For Almighty God alone to unbind Fetters ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Loaded History Kevin D. Williamson repeats a couple of myths in his review of American Rifle: A Biography (“Politics in the Round,” December 15). One is that the colonists fought the British ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ If Harry Reid is so worried about being embarrassed by new senators, shouldn’t he keep Al Franken out? ‐ With the Fed having done all it safely can to stimulate ...
The Bent Pin

Housework

One of the advantages of working at home is being able to stay up until all hours and watch the infomercials about the advantages of working at home. I never ...