Magazine January 22, 2018, Issue

The Trump Scale

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

After a full year of Trump, some views on the right have softened, like an apple left out on the counter for a few months. Others have hardened, like a can of corn in the freezer. Other views still stubbornly resist a food analogy. You just can’t say, “My dislike has lost its rigidity, like a well-spotted banana, but I maintain a hard objection to certain parts of his agenda, much like the top part that connected to the tree.”

As much as you might like to say “Trump-wise, put me in the overripe-banana category!” no one would get it. So

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Hugging Is Not Compulsory The Week is my favorite part of National Review. I love the quippy, quick way of bringing news and humor. With that said, I was aghast at ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Harry Reid’s Pentagon UFO study comes as no surprise — those Democrats will fund anything that involves aliens. ‐ Protests have erupted across Iran. From the country’s relatively modern cities ...
Poetry

Poetry

IMITATION FROM THE CHINESE Ten thousand projects, Bitter tasks set; Five, ten, twenty . . . The years fly. No end to it. And the heart tires With no place to light; So much remorse, Barren regret. No end to ...

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