Magazine April 19, 2021, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Train Major? They haven’t even trained Joe.

• For 50 years, Joe Biden was among the staunchest advocates of the filibuster in the history of the United States. In 2005, he said opponents of the filibuster were, in the interest of myopic short-term gain, forgetting their role as “temporary custodians” of the Senate and engaging in a “naked power grab.” Political battles, Biden submitted, should be fought hard, but fought “within the strictures and requirements of the Senate rules.” To take any other approach would be to undermine “the one thing this country stands for: not tilting the playing field

To Read the Full Story

Something to Consider

If you enjoyed this article, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS. Members get all of our content on the site including the digital magazine and archives, 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 premium content like this, we have a proposition for you: Join NRPLUS.


Become a Member
NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

In This Issue

I. What Made California Great

II. California's Self-Destruction

III. Can California Be Saved?

Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

The Week

At Joe Biden’s first press conference as president, Cecilia Vega of ABC News politely nailed him to the wall.


The Latest