Magazine December 17, 2018, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

The Democrats lost a close race in Mississippi. The 21st century really is different.

When Judge Jon Tigar of the Ninth Circuit blocked a Trump-administration order denying asylum to illegal border crossers, Trump tweeted that Tigar was an “Obama judge.” This brought a rare rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts, who tweeted that there were no Obama judges or Trump judges, only “judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them” — to which Trump responded, “Sorry Chief Justice Roberts. . . . Please study the numbers.” What might Roberts’s great predecessor John Marshall

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In This Issue



Lifestyle Section

Books, Arts & Manners


Gun Country

David French reviews First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, by David Harsanyi.




One reader praises Shawn Regan’s recent article, “Consider the Dusky Gopher Frog”; another praises Sen. Chuck Grassley.


Panpsychism (believed in by those who know what particle physics is but are uneasy with “Big Bang” as a search term) has its limits I suspect…


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