Magazine April 22, 2013, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ On the basketball court over Easter, Obama shot 2 for 22. Must be the sequester.

‐ While a few state governments enacted new gun-control measures in the wake of the Newtown tragedy — not all of which will survive the courts — federal legislators have not even come close to drafting a bill that could pass both houses of Congress. An assault-weapons ban seems to be off the table entirely, as it reportedly has fewer than 40 votes in the Senate. And background-check legislation is “going nowhere,” in the words of Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.): Republicans and Democrats cannot

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In This Issue

Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Country Life

Roots Quest

It was not a tough winter in the country, but it was a lingering one, throwing frosts and squalls right through the equinox and beyond. Snow would fall, thin to ...
Politics & Policy

On the Brink

Ginger and Rosa, an intense little coming-of-age drama from the British director Sally Potter, begins with three births: The mushroom cloud goes up over Hiroshima, ushering in the nuclear age, ...

Sections

Happy Warrior

Undead Reckoning

I try to resist the siren song of metaphor, luring the polemicist onto the gaudy rocks of glibness and meretriciousness only for his sturdy column to crack and sink 400 ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Have Some Compassion I write to express my disappointment at yet another paragraph in The Week devoted to transsexuals (March 25). If I recall correctly, this is the third such news ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ On the basketball court over Easter, Obama shot 2 for 22. Must be the sequester. ‐ While a few state governments enacted new gun-control measures in the wake of the ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

A BAD FIT The grapeshot of his words makes ribbons of Her vitals. When one hits a major vein, Her heart will burst, and finally her love Will recognize its efforts were in vain. He ...

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