Magazine August 14, 2017, Issue

On Infighting and Real Fighting

A supporter holds a Trump hat in his hands during Donald Trump’s election night rally in New York, November 9, 2016. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Whose life has gotten better since he first put on a MAGA hat?

Not Jeff Sessions, Schrödinger’s attorney general, who has been publicly flogged months after the fact for not launching an investigation into Hillary Clinton that the president told him not to launch. Sessions, an Eagle scout, didn’t even get invited to the Boy Scout Jamboree, and the new White House communications director is dangling his job to the likes of Hugh Hewitt on air. (My sources are telling me Sessions is so distraught, in fact, that the only thing keeping him from going to pieces is his drive to

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

The Radical

Long after Henry David Thoreau’s death in 1862, Walt Whitman praised him for his “lawlessness — his dissent — his going his own absolute road let hell blaze all it chooses.”


Politics & Policy


THE CUSP OF SUMMER Geese in skies are on the wing. The pointed flock, triangle-shaped, Announce with honks the start of spring When tall green trees are softly draped. Trumpeting starts off everything Once more. Black ...
The Week

The Week

‐ George Romero, 1940 –2017. Rest in peace — please. ‐ The New York Times has revealed that, in June 2016, Donald Trump Jr. got an e-mail from Rob Goldstone, a ...


A Bleak Future for Wage Growth Robert VerBruggen’s “conundrum” about wage-growth stalling (“A Wage-Growth Conundrum,” July 31) clears up when you realize that the categories of capital, labor, and productivity as ...


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