IN THE December 31, 2009, ISSUE

Film: Deep in the Shallows

Before I say anything else about James Cameron’s Avatar, I should say that it’s flat-out amazing. Nothing in the movie’s plot, themes, characters, and dialogue can change the fact that ...

Also In This Issue

Articles

Politics & Policy

Air Power

While on the surface it seems to be a simple matter of environmental policy, the finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare actually ...
Politics & Policy

Growth Is Not Enough

On hearing that the unemployment rate had finally started to drop, conservatives and Republicans were stony-faced. On December 4, the Department of Labor reported its initial estimate that the economy ...

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Sections

The Long View

Transcript: Larry King Live

LARRY KING: Tomorrow night! The whole hour with the cast of Fantasy Island! Living and not! From Indianola, Mississippi! Hello! CALLER: Hi, Larry. Hello, Mr. Claus. S. CLAUS: Ho ho. CALLER: I just ...
Politics & Policy

Translators

In the beforetime, under a different administration, There were marsupial words, chameleon words in trees, Words shedding their wings and tunneling in the sea –  Clever and strong, out-thronging all our mute associations. Among ...
Happy Warrior

Czar Vlad’s Guano

We pundit types are expected to have opinions on everything, but I confess I would have been momentarily stymied had I chanced to be in the big geopolitical-analysis chair on ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Regression Dissection I am normally a fan of Kevin A. Hassett’s NR contributions, but I found his most recent column (“The Metamorphosis,” December 21) unconvincing. The graph accompanying the piece appears ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Winters in Illinois: Obama finally gets tough with the terrorists. ‐ Just in time for Christmas came a new batch of polls bearing glad tidings for Republicans. Many more people ...