Magazine January 28, 2019, Issue

Mr. 2012

Julián Castro as mayor of San Antonio, 2014 (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Julián Castro was the candidate of tomorrow, and always will be

In Julián Castro’s less than widely read, cookie-cutter autobiography, My Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from the American Dream, the former mayor and cabinet official begins with a story of driving four hours to an immigration processing center in McAllen, Texas, this past June to join a protest against the Trump admini­stration’s policy of separating parents from children. Castro shares thoughts about his immigrant grandmother, about his keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and about how calling the administration’s policy “state-sponsored child abuse” was, in his opinion, “not hyperbole.”

Castro writes that he told a Border Patrol official through an

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Readers respond to Kevin Williamson’s thoughts on wearing a suit to work and Graham Hillard’s essay on naming churches.
The Week

The Week

Planned Parenthood mistreats its pregnant employees? You should see what they do to their pregnant customers.
Poetry

Poetry

“A perfect candidate for Miss Morbidity, I often wake at 4 a.m. to hear the hiss of life evaporating from the lake…”

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