Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

Rocket–Paper–Nuke

President Trump gestures at reporters in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, May 8, 2018. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)

Some think the POTUS plays 4-D chess; some think he’s stumped by rock–paper–scissors. The latter group was horrified when President Trump pulled out of the INF treaty over Russian violations. The Orange Man, previously a Lamb Chop to Russia’s Shari Lewis, was now regarded as a reckless moron who would scour the earth with nuclear fire. It was quite amazing: The old ’80s tropes came instantly to life, like Sea Monkey powder dumped in a fishbowl.

AARP-demographic citizens recalled when the Rooskies moved intermediate-range ballistic missiles into the captive nations of Eastern Europe. Why? Maybe they were warty old oligarchs who

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Law and Disorder

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

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Letters

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.

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