Volume 21, Issue 22

Features


Sandernistas on the March

Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show
Feb 15, 2016

So now that the Democratic party is well and truly feeling the Bern, how should those of us who identify not as democratic socialists nor oligarchs nor oligarch-enablers feel about those lighter-shade-of-Mao “Bernie 2016" yard signs reddening up the landscape?

The perhaps counterintuitive answer is .  .  . thrilled. Ecstatic, even. The Sandernistas on the march will be more fun to watch than a crossover season of Girls and The Walking Dead—if, that is, one could still stomach watching Lena Dunham now that she's thrown in her lot with that pantsuited Goldman Sachs subsidiary who portrays Hillary Clinton on various debate stages and social media accounts.

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The Young and Restless

Senators in a hurry
Feb 15, 2016

A good-looking young senator, short on experience, is seeking the White House, after what critics say are too few years served in the job he is holding, too few accomplishments in it, and altogether too little of the experience, tempering, grooming, and seasoning they think that a president needs. He is in his early-to-mid-forties, about 10 years less than the age at which most men seek that office, and creates resentment and anger in the generation he is trying to shoulder aside. On the plus side, he is highly articulate and keenly aware of the nature of words and their power.

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Articles


Democracy 101

The closer you look, the more inspiring Iowa's ­caucuses are.
Feb 15, 2016

The Email Saga

The more you know about the State Department, the worse Hillary's actions look.
Feb 15, 2016

An Awful Candidate

And she's been getting worse.
Feb 15, 2016

The Real Shape of the Race

A populist and dueling conservatives.
Feb 15, 2016

The View from 1787

What would Madison make of Donald Trump?
Feb 15, 2016

A Tale of Three Speeches

The most interesting part in Iowa came after the caucusing.
Feb 15, 2016

The Way We Were

Campus unrest provoked a very different response in 1970.
Feb 15, 2016

The Rogue Regulator

The CFPB's unfair, deceptive, and abusive activities.
Feb 15, 2016

Books & Arts


Detective Fiction

The hard-boiled stories behind the mythology.
Feb 15, 2016

Money Manager

When the chairman stood on the burning deck.
Feb 15, 2016

Pride Before Fall

Reflections on the lessons of (military) history.
Feb 15, 2016

Book of David

The biblical framework for a novel of redemption.
Feb 15, 2016

Founders-in-Arms

Two very different men with the same ideas.
Feb 15, 2016

Underground London

The subterranean life of Britain's capital.
Feb 15, 2016

World on the Brink

The time-honored trend toward hell in a handbasket.
Feb 15, 2016

Casual


The Hand of Providence

Ethan Epstein recalls a contender.
Feb 15, 2016

Parody


Redacted For Your Own Good

A parody.
Feb 15, 2016