IN THE January 25, 2010, ISSUE

Welcome to Rome

Sometimes you do live to see it. In my book America Alone, I point out that, to a five-year-old boy waving his flag as Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession marched ...

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Articles

Politics & Policy

Obamacare: Act II

Journalists all over Washington, D.C., have already written the big story for February. The headline will be “Democrats Score Major Win on Health Care.” The lead: “After a bruising battle, ...

Features

Politics & Policy

Until Next Time

The Christmas Day attempt to bomb Northwest Airlines Flight 253 brought with it an especially unsettling aspect of déjà vu. Eight years earlier, there had been another transatlantic flight, another ...
Politics & Policy

Welcome to Rome

Sometimes you do live to see it. In my book America Alone, I point out that, to a five-year-old boy waving his flag as Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession marched ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Second Acts

At this time last year, I was griping about Hollywood’s habit of releasing all of its most self-consciously Oscar-worthy efforts in a wild, desperate year-end pack. When it was decreed, ...
The Straggler

Car Talk

‘The parking brake, honey. Parking brake. “Sorry, Dad.” She releases the parking brake and we move out into our quiet suburban street. Signaling, she drives nicely to the corner, stops, looks, and ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

Fluorescence I am reminded of one of the supervisors of my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, Roger Tsien, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008. Roger, an American who had ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ It looks like 2010 will see the advent of Obamacare and the return of the death tax. Coincidence? ‐ Just before the Senate passed his health-care legislation, President Obama said, ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

NO MORE Once they have closed the door, That is the final day And time will be no more. Forget “the other shore” – No earth, no sea, no way Once they have closed the door, No ...