Magazine September 7, 2015, Issue

From the Dream Journal of Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States

Monday, slept well. Woke before the alarm. Here is what I remember from my dream: I was covered in a kind of lightly scented oil — it wasn’t baby oil, that I would have recognized — but some other kind of aromatic oil — and I was moving through a crowd of people and they were all grabbing at me and trying to pull me down but the slickness of the oil and my natural limberness kept me from being entrapped and I slipped through them, gaining speed and momentum as I did, as if being squeezed naked through a

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Found Wanting

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Cruising Speed

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Politics & Policy

The Week

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Politics & Policy


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