Magazine October 14, 2013, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ Ted Cruz read Green Eggs and Ham to the Senate, and for all they know it could have been a chapter of the Affordable Care Act.

‐ Aaron Alexis, who murdered twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard before being killed himself, added one more horror to the list of recent mass shootings—Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech. Like his fellow killers, Alexis was mentally unbalanced. He had been discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2011 for what was blandly called a “pattern of misbehavior.” In 2010, he was arrested in Fort Worth for discharging a firearm in his apartment because

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In This Issue

Articles

Features

Politics & Policy

Divestment du Jour

Has President Obama declared war on America’s fossil-fuel industry? The administration has been at pains to deny claims by lawmakers of both parties that it is waging a “war on ...
Politics & Policy

The Height of the Net

America long ago committed to providing for the basic needs of all its citizens, constructing a so-called safety net of government programs to catch those unable to support themselves. But ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Modern Love

It’s hard for new parents not to find themselves regarding childless twentysomethings with a mix of envy and contempt. Compared with the unavoidable reality that is parenthood, their freedom seems ...
Politics & Policy

The Roadmap

Back in the late 1980s, I was working at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., while finishing my dissertation. At that time, I attended Harvard’s public-economics seminar, ...
Politics & Policy

The GOP at War

The testy exchange this summer over U.S. counterterrorism practices—involving two leading potential GOP presidential candidates, Kentucky senator Rand Paul and New Jersey governor Chris Christie—is part of a broad and ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

A Period Problem As a faithful reader, I was surprised to see an erroneous reference to “Harry S. Truman” in “Why Like Ike” (Kevin D. Williamson, September 2). The “S” in ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Ted Cruz read Green Eggs and Ham to the Senate, and for all they know it could have been a chapter of the Affordable Care Act. ‐ Aaron Alexis, who ...
Athwart

Suffer Little Children

The odiferous species of Jerkus internetus lacks the moral compass of the Mafia, and that’s saying something. As I understand Cosa Nostra mythology, you could whack a guy for cause, ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

THE PORTRAIT Her face hung white and empty as a spoon. She had resisted every breeze and flutter That shuffled dead air through the shutter, Propped up all morning in a pose. To flush the ...
Happy Warrior

Whose Islam?

The “war” part of the war on terror is pretty much over, and we’re now fighting it culturally, rhetorically. Which is not something we do well. Take the British prime ...

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