Magazine November 12, 2018, Issue

Why Arbagast Lost

A voter sits outside a polling center. (Reuters: Tommy Martino)

It’s difficult to write an election piece for a fortnightly journal. Much better to predict from a distance, lest events prove you wrong and erode your credibility. If I had any, I’d worry.

The week before the election, you get stories like this:

“Democrats are fired up because the Kavanaugh hearings reminded them how Merrick Garland had been drawn and quartered on the Senate floor, his head placed on a pike outside the White House as a lesson to all. The Democrats hold an advantage in the generic ballot, and while the GOP holds an advantage in the prescription ballot, observers say

In This Issue

Articles

Features

Education Section

Books, Arts & Manners

Books

Music Too

Robert Dean Lurie reviews Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry, by Dorothy Carvello.

Sections

Poetry

Poetry

"I try to learn the prose of life, but my slavish reproduction of its speech is wooden..."

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