Magazine September 10, 2012, Issue

Rubio Rising

An American Son: A Memoir, by Marco Rubio (Sentinel, 320 pp., $26.95); The Rise of Marco Rubio, by Manuel Roig-Franzia (Simon & Schuster, 304 pp., $25)

Immediately after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination in May, we political analysts found ourselves immersed in the veepstakes. This is essentially a gussied-up form of entrail reading, and the analysts haven’t come close to getting the Republican choice correct in 32 years. The process does, however, fill copy during the summer doldrums.

This year, much of the attention focused on the junior senator from Florida, Marco Rubio. Rubio, who pulled off one of the more spectacular “David against Goliath” campaigns in 2010 when he effectively drove Governor Charlie Crist out of the Republican party, seemed to check off many of

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Rubio Rising

Immediately after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination in May, we political analysts found ourselves immersed in the veepstakes. This is essentially a gussied-up form of entrail reading, and the ...
Politics & Policy

Regime Change

Sometime in 2007, a documentary filmmaker named Lauren Greenfield insinuated herself into the lives of David and Jackie Siegel, a septuagenarian time-share tycoon and his middle-aged, much-augmented wife. At the ...
City Desk

Import-Export

People are not the only immigrants in the world. The age of discovery began a transatlantic exchange of animals, plants, and germs. Most of us know about the devastating effects ...

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Politics & Policy

Letters

The Iraqi Rotary Yuval Levin hit the nail on the head with “The Hollow Republic” (August 13). I was reminded of a speech I heard in 2004 by an administrator in ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ When Harry Reid said the candidate was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” who knew he was talking about Biden? ‐ You want to ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

MEMORIES OF ENGLAND So, having tackled most of Churchill’s History, Surfed the net for tickets and a book, Hopped a jet and, spellbound by the mystery Of dynasty and tomb, gulped with a look The ...

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