Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

Fifty-seven percent of Minneapolis voters defeated a measure to end the police department, which is especially impressive considering that 43 percent of city residents are criminals.

The House narrowly passed a bill to increase infrastructure spending by $550 billion, with 13 Republicans making up for a few left-wing nos. Republicans believe, accurately, that the spending bears only a passing relationship to the infrastructure improvements we need: It specifically bars any of the money from going to automate the ports, for example. Republicans also thought that passing the bill would aid the Democrats in passing their big “reconciliation” bill, which

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Politics & Policy

End Roe

In this special issue, we examine the legal arguments, the policy arguments, and the social arguments for finally ending the Roe era in America.

The Law

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The Social Impact

Books, Arts & Manners


Weird English

A review of Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don’t Rhyme — and Other Oddities of the English Language, by Arika Okrent.


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Glenn Youngkin unlocked the secret to electoral success in a Virginia that hadn’t elected a Republican statewide in twelve years.


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