Magazine October 5, 2009, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• We watched the videos. Who says ACORN’s against entrepreneurs?

• How big was the tea party in Washington on September 12? It was the biggest crowd in the city since Barack Obama’s inauguration. To have engendered such a backlash only eight months after that history-minded burst of good feeling is quite an achievement for conservatives. Were there kooks? Some — LaRouchites, mainly. Was it all drummed up? The free-market group FreedomWorks did some inspiring and organizing. Still, the people had to come, and they did, many from hundreds of miles away — conservatives, the apolitical, some Obama voters, all alarmed

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A reader argues that drug dealers are criminals — and if drugs were legalized, they would still be criminals.


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