Magazine April 5, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• “Rum, tickling, and the lash” just doesn’t have the same ring.

• Chief Justice John Roberts, belatedly responding to the president’s State of the Union address, said it was “troubling” for the justices to be surrounded by hooting and hollering critics of their campaign-finance decision without being able to respond. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said it was the Court’s decision that was troubling. (Translation: Democrats think they have found a winning issue.) Roberts was right. Next year, the justices should stay home.

• Last month, we commented on Wisconsin Republican congressman Paul Ryan’s ambitious free-market “roadmap” for the future

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Actor Sean Penn says that anyone who calls Hugo Chávez a dictator should go to jail. In Venezuela, Chávez is way ahead of him.


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