Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

No Party for Rich Men

(Roman Genn)
Howard Schultz is the kind of Democrat the Democrats don’t like anymore

For many years, former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz was a mainstream Democrat in good standing. He and his wife have donated $193,000 to Democratic candidates and committees since the 1990s. Hillary Clinton was thinking of nominating him to be secretary of labor. He was sufficiently “woke.” His company had a record of treating employees quite well — 401(k) matching, discounted stock-purchase options, health insurance for employees who worked as little as 20 hours a week, and an online degree program with Arizona State University. Wages varied by location but were considered pretty good by food-retail standards.

In the Obama years,

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Books, Arts & Manners


Law and Disorder

Amy L. Wax reviews Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, by Issa Kohler-Hausmann.




Readers write in to address Kevin D. WIlliamson’s essay on Antifa and Douglas Murray’s recent comments on hate crimes.
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