Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

Please Read This Column All the Way to the End

(Image via, Delacorte Press)

One of my favorite parts of 2019 — so far, at least, as the year is still dewy and young — has involved watching an alarmingly sizable segment of the population seemingly attempt to convince the world that they have gone stark raving mad. Much to my chagrin, however, this particular cultural circus is short on good-natured hijinks or madcap fun.

Many Democrats, for instance, have dedicated the new year to running around hollering to anyone who will listen about a laundry list of wild-eyed, “oh, yikes” proposals. Seventy percent tax rates? Check. Economy-obliterating “Green New Deals,” which we are told

Something to Consider

If you enjoyed this article, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS. Members get all of our content (including the magazine), no paywalls or content meters, an advertising-minimal experience, and unique access to our writers and editors (through conference calls, social media groups, and more). And importantly, NRPLUS members help keep NR going.

If you enjoyed this article and want to see more content like this, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS.


Join Now
Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

In This Issue



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.
The Week

The Week

Everyone watched on television, but it was a defensive, low-scoring affair. The Super Bowl was kind of boring, too.


The Latest