The Scrapbook is in receipt of a timely piece of verse from Paul Lake, the poetry editor of First Things, and owing to its manifest excellence has received special dispensation from the editorial authorities here to violate, just this once, The Weekly Standard’s no-poetry rule:

So Long, James Madison

Usurping Congress, law, and constitution,

Barack Obama rules by pen and phone,

Dismissing bill and formal resolution

To govern like a Bourbon from the throne.

On that note, a reminder that this is a double issue. The Scrapbook will be taking the waters next week and will see you all the week after that.

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