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January 28, 2013
Volume 18, Number 19
EDITORIALS
A Republican speaks in opposition
The Republican Party in Opposition
BY WILLIAM KRISTOL
President Barack Obama and Sen. John Kerry
The Iraq Syndrome
BY MAX BOOT
A man prays with protestors
The Nonexistent Red Line
BY LEE SMITH
ARTICLES
Fish
Dead in the Water
The federal flood insurance fiasco.
BY ELI LEHRER
presideng barack obama
Let’s Not Make a Deal
The great non-compromiser.
BY FRED BARNES
Chuck Hagel, Louis Johnson
Anti-Defense Secretary
Would Chuck Hagel be the second coming of Louis Johnson?
BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS
Sen. Tim Scott
Grand New Party
These are not your father’s Republicans.
BY NOEMIE EMERY
homes foreclosed on
Money in Bad Faith
The depredations of the Fed.
BY JUDY SHELTON
ebassy burns in benghazi
Debacle in Ben­ghazi
It’s worse than an injustice; it’s a humiliation.
BY STEPHEN F. HAYES and THOMAS JOSCELYN
FEATURES
Obama and his red tape
Obama’s Regulatory Rampage
Fasten your seatbelts, because the courts and Congress won’t be able to slow it down much
BY ADAM J. WHITE
Books & Arts
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Madame Chiang, General Joseph Stilwell, 1942
How China Was 'Lost'
And could it have been saved?
BY ARTHUR WALDRON
Robert Ingersoll
Rational Man
The skeptic who scandalized Victorian America.
BY KATHERINE MANGU-WARD
Tazza
A Vessel's Voyage
The journey of a cameo, from Cleopatra's Egypt to modern Italy.
BY AMY HENDERSON
Between the Lines
What is the meaning, and intent, of Hebrew Scripture?
BY JUDAH BELLIN
Black Comedy
Quentin Tarantino's version of history as farce.
BY JOHN PODHORETZ
CASUAL
Katherine eastland
Old Volvos Never Die
Terry Eastland’s brave new Volvo
BY TERRY EASTLAND
SCRAPBOOK
Justice Thomas
Oral Argument
the president holds a child
For the Children
lawyers
Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money—but Mostly Lawyers
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Sentences We Didn’t Finish
Correction
See no evil.
See no evil.
BY MICHAEL RAMIREZ
PARODY
a parody
Hagel waits in the Jewish lobby
A parody.