Magazine July 29, 2019, Issue

The Party of Crazy

From left: entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kamala Harris at the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates debate in Miami, Fla., June 27, 2019 (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Were the Democratic debates sponsored by Toy Story 4? They might as well have been, except the Donkey party came up with a slight rewrite of Buzz Lightyear’s favorite exhortation: “To insanity, and beyond!”

Like Buzz, the Dems dropped in on an unfamiliar star system peopled with alien life forms called “Americans” and came up with one hilariously impractical scheme after another for vanquishing the strange unknown beasts. Should we abolish the private health insurance that 217 million Americans now carry? Yep! says Sandinista Frankenstein Bill de Blasio. Sure! says Bolshie Bernie Sanders. Certainly! says Stands with a Beer Elizabeth Warren.

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners




After Harvey Mansfield’s disinvitation from Concordia University, a professor writes in to NR to clarify. Plus, Fred Schwartz on baseball.
The Week

The Week

The Canadian newspaper the National Post reports, ‘Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost.’ Good news for Joe Biden.

Girth Dearth

According to the Left, it is bad to stigmatize the mentally ill, but unless you have the proper opinions on social issues, you have a mental illness.


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