Magazine February 6, 2017, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ So there were no left-wing Puerto Rican transsexual terrorists in federal prison?

‐ Representative John Lewis (D., Ga.) announced that he would skip Donald Trump’s inauguration: “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. . . . You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong.” Trump in return urged Lewis to “spend more time on fixing and helping his district,” which is in fact the primary duty of local authorities, not congressmen (federalism, and all that). The instinct to push back is entirely justified, however. You would think, from news reports, that Lewis’s first

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Against Big-Government Conservatism Samuel R. Staley argues for a permanent revolving-loan bank (“The Infrastructure Bank We Need,” December 31). Staley conditions his proposal on the bank’s being “properly designed and constrained,” ...
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The Week

‐ So there were no left-wing Puerto Rican transsexual terrorists in federal prison? ‐ Representative John Lewis (D., Ga.) announced that he would skip Donald Trump’s inauguration: “I don’t see this ...
Politics & Policy

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AT THE CHAPEL OF THE PINK SISTERS The crosses on the convent roofs Gleam sharply as the sun comes up. — Wallace Stevens, “Botanist on Alp (No. 2)” The March wind blows past the ...

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