Magazine December 18, 2017, Issue

O Cap’n! My Cap’n!

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It’s time for the annual review of the War on Christmas, including the obligatory note that there is no actual War on Christmas. Mannequins dressed like Santa are not drawn and quartered in the town square by the cackling atheists on Segways.

Yet! some say. Well. Three examples from the Front.

1) I point those who think you just can’t say “Merry Christmas” anymore to this year’s holiday-season Limited-Edition Cap’n Crunch. The Cap’n is looking as wide-eyed and manic as ever; the poor man hasn’t been in his right mind for a long time. Of course the cereal has fun holiday shapes,

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Rise to Global Power

Robert Merry sets out to revive William McKinley’s middling reputation by recognizing the 25th president as the shrewd, unheralded father of the military-commercial expansionism that underwrote America’s global ...

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What Does NAFTA Do? Kevin D. Williamson’s fulsome praise of NAFTA (“What NAFTA Does,” November 13) notwithstanding, the primary goal of NAFTA is to provide American manufacturers with unfettered access to ...
The Week

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‐ “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and, doggone it, women want me to feel them up while they’re sleeping on airplanes.” ‐ Roy Moore, Republican candidate in a special election ...
Poetry

Poetry

THE ‘F’ WORD My mother would withhold from me most news, Because my constant questions — like a plague Of locusts — flew at her, till she would lose Her patience, as I lost ...
Happy Warrior

The Bed Menace

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