Magazine November 21, 2016, Issue

Old Business

TITLES OVER BLACK:

“Old Business”

FADE IN:

EXT. CAPITOL STEPS — MORNING

President-Elect Clinton’s breath steams in the chilly air. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts leads her through the oath of office. In the background, WE SEE Bill Clinton et al., looking on.

ROBERTS

I, Hillary Rodham Clinton . . .

PRESIDENT CLINTON

I, Hillary Rodham Clinton . . .

CUT TO:

INT. SHABBY MOTEL ROOM

Anthony Weiner sits on the bed, taking selfies with a Samsung Galaxy 7 Note. On the television:

ROBERTS (VOICEOVER)

. . . do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute . . .

PRESIDENT CLINTON (VOICEOVER)

. . . do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute . .

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

A Strange Superman

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Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

Humble Experts The widespread connotation of “elitist” is one of arrogance and a haughtiness born not of achievement in the trenches but of patrician privilege. However, I feel certain this was ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ We predict the morally dubious figure with an awful record in public life and much-remarked-upon blond hair will lose the election — and, unhappily, win it.  ‐ To former Bill ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

FIRST WORDS And then I resolved that thenceforward I would choose for the theme of my writing only the praise of this most gracious being. But when I had thought exceedingly, ...

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