Magazine December 19, 2011, Issue

Buckeye for Promotion

Josh Mandel (Jay Laprete/AP)
A 34-year-old GOP star eyes an Ohio Senate seat

When Josh Mandel showed up at a College Republican phone bank in Independence, Ohio, he looked like he could sit down behind a fold-up table and join about a dozen students who had been making calls all afternoon. Yet the purpose of his visit on November 6 wasn’t to enter their ranks. Instead, he meant to rally these GOP troops two days before a statewide election. So he stood before them, ramrod straight, and gave a short speech on why hard work pays off in politics. As Mandel finished, Gary Joseph Wilson, a law student at Case Western, raised his

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John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Gonzo Files

A review of Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson, edited by Jann S. Wenner.


The Week

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