IN THE May 3, 2010, ISSUE

A Treaty for Utopia

On April 8, in Prague, the United States and Russia signed what they call the “New START” bilateral arms-control agreement, important specifics of which, in hallmark Obama-administration fashion (see health ...

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Politics & Policy

The Battle of Marja

February’s seizure of the Taliban stronghold called Marja, in Helmand Province, was the largest operation in the Afghan War since 2001. It was conducted by approximately 4,000 American and 1,500 ...
Politics & Policy

Kentucky Syndrome

In the mid-1990s, Kentucky was one of eight state governments that voluntarily adopted aspects of Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan even though the federal government had abandoned it. Insurance premiums in ...

Features

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A Treaty for Utopia

On April 8, in Prague, the United States and Russia signed what they call the “New START” bilateral arms-control agreement, important specifics of which, in hallmark Obama-administration fashion (see health ...
Politics & Policy

Goodbye, Supply-Side

There are two schools of thought about the Reagan tax cuts. The conventional conservative view: They spurred investment, entrepreneurship, and real economic growth, helping to resuscitate the post-Carter economy, and, ...

Books, Arts & Manners

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Vision of a Century

This excellent study of one of America’s greatest media pioneers is entirely consistent with the rigor and elegance of the large body of Prof. Alan Brinkley’s previous work. The book ...

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Poetry

THE TRUTH OF MATERIALS “ . . . Brancusi taught me the truth of materials.” – Isamu Noguchi In my father’s house is a propeller, Not a work of art, or nature, not steel Or ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Bad Hand or Bad Play? If Ramesh Ponnuru were a fan of Butler’s basketball team, which came within inches of knocking off mighty Duke for the national title, he would be ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ So it turns out that Congress literally cannot even manage its own health care. ‐ When Rep. Bart Stupak (D., Mich.) voted for Obamacare, he had several excuses, their multiplicity ...
The Bent Pin

Cyber Psycho

Every Churchill biography contains the story about the Duke of Marlborough who finally discovered how to use a toothbrush. Getting ready for bed, he brushed his teeth but nothing happened. ...