Magazine November 19, 2015, Issue

The Twitter Trap

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Stop me if you’ve heard this story: A die-hard progressive living in a liberal enclave (usually when this story is told, it’s about the late New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael on the Upper West Side of Manhattan) simply cannot understand how it happened that a Republican won the presidential election.

“How could he win?” goes the story. “Nobody I know voted for him!”

And then those of us on the right chuckle meanly about the liberal-progressive-urban-media enclave. We tut-tut the elitist disdain they all have for someplace called “real America.” We comfort ourselves with the sputtering ratings of left-leaning CNN, the

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Features

Politics & Policy

Climate Coercion

Predicting catastrophe is a lucrative business. By doing so, the big environmental groups, such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Sierra Club, have grown ...
Politics & Policy

The Twitter Trap

Stop me if you’ve heard this story: A die-hard progressive living in a liberal enclave (usually when this story is told, it’s about the late New Yorker film critic Pauline ...
Politics & Policy

Fusionism, Then and Now

‘Who lost the libertarians?” It’s a question you hear a lot from conservatives of late. The reason should be obvious to anyone who has followed the conservative movement’s internecine intellectual ...
Politics & Policy

The Apology Policy

President Barack Obama strutted into the Oval Office utterly convinced of his moral rectitude. Unlike his predecessors, Obama would make policy based on an exquisitely calibrated conscience, sensitivity to constitutional ...

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Onward

Sixty years ago, WFB said of this brand-new journal that it “stands athwart history, yelling Stop” — in the spirit not of a bearded zealot carrying a hand-lettered sign, but ...

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