Magazine October 24, 2016, Issue

The Quiet Sport, Loudly

On the first weekend of October, smack dab in the middle of Minnesota, proud hordes of grown men got up early, chugged their coffee, and cheerfully dressed up as America’s national bird. They sported sharp-eyed bald-eagle masks and capes resembling American flags; others, meanwhile, donned Stars and Stripes kilts, wore patriotic Viking helmets, or simply slathered “USA” in bright red paint upon their chests.

Crowds thronged. National treasure Bill Murray sauntered in — unobtrusively, as he tends to do — wearing a floppy bucket hat in red, white, and blue. Soon, as if by magic, he was leading the crowd in

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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Tangents to Heinlein Interesting that two huge themes with no apparent connection appeared in the October 10 issue: John Fonte & John Yoo’s “Progressivism Goes Global,” and Charles C. W. Cooke’s ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Gary Johnson may not know where Aleppo is, but he always knows where the Doritos are. ‐ Lester Holt is a registered Republican, but he clearly doesn’t let his partisan ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

DAWN WIND The day comes with a dawn wind brisk enough to ripple the broad waters circling back beneath the waterfall, where the sheet of ice at the edge of those circling waters, the chunks of ...

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