Magazine January 27, 2020, Issue

The Last Year

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The walls are graying in the house
Potpourri crumbles. In the air
Hang Meals on Wheels. Don’t leave me there.

Helpers and readers of machines,
Daughters and sons blink back their stare,
Talk gently, loud. Don’t leave me there:

Lose me in a delicious wind,
Anywhere, nowhere, in Your care,
Joyfully sleeping in midair.

 

Sarah Ruden’s most recent work is a translation of Augustine’s Confessions.

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Why Trump’s Losing

President Trump pulled an inside straight to win in 2016, and now he needs another one. The good news for Trump is that his approval rating has stopped falling recently. The bad news is that it has stabilized in the low 40s. Election-watcher Harry Enten points out that no president since Harry Truman has won ... Read More

Why Trump’s Losing

President Trump pulled an inside straight to win in 2016, and now he needs another one. The good news for Trump is that his approval rating has stopped falling recently. The bad news is that it has stabilized in the low 40s. Election-watcher Harry Enten points out that no president since Harry Truman has won ... Read More