Magazine February 20, 2017, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

‐ We do not expect to miss Barack Obama, but we wish he’d give us a chance.

‐ Ronald Reagan first imposed the “Mexico City policy,” which blocks foreign-aid money from going to organizations that perform abortions or advocate their legalization overseas. Every Democratic president elected since then has rescinded the policy, and every Republican following a Democrat has restored it. President Trump became the latest to reinstate the policy. Liberals made two main criticisms of the policy. The first is that it amounted to a “global gag rule” preventing foreign-aid recipients from even talking about abortion: an assertion that neither

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Politics & Policy

Letters

Cyberia Luke Thompson’s piece on cybersecurity was quite illuminating (“Our Failed Cybersecurity Policy,” January 23). His view that cybersecurity is not politically savvy and thus becomes an issue only after a ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ We do not expect to miss Barack Obama, but we wish he’d give us a chance. ‐ Ronald Reagan first imposed the “Mexico City policy,” which blocks foreign-aid money from ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

TWILIGHT A blazing sun caught in the trees Attempts to set, but branches mesh And hold the globe. Those rays they seize Should now have been in Marrakesh. We are just little figures there, Absorbing errant ...

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