Magazine May 23, 2016, Issue

Trumpkins Having a Ball

Just two months after moving to D.C., I observed one of the best moments I’ll see in my life. It was at the “Hinckley” Hilton in Dupont Circle — the hotel where Reagan got shot — on the night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I had joined colleagues for the pre-dinner drinks that different media outlets host. There’s an escalator in the hotel that guests cram onto, and a staffer stood at the top telling women, quite sternly, to take care that their gowns didn’t get stuck in the escalator tines.

I found this kind of hilarious — a full-time

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The Apartment of Labor Scott Lincicome’s comprehensive and illuminating article “The Truth about Trade” (April 11) describes several government policies that have acted to exacerbate current labor-market inefficiencies. One could speculate ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ As Abraham Lincoln said, “You’re fired.” ‐ Protesters, many of them riotous, dogged Donald Trump in southern California. In Costa Mesa, they blocked an interstate, threw debris at passing cars, ...
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