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February 18, 2013
Volume 18, Number 22
EDITORIALS
An aircraft carrier
Don’t Be Seduced by the Sequester
BY WILLIAM KRISTOL
John Brennan
Brennan’s Evasions
BY STEPHEN F. HAYES
A drone launches.
Drone On
BY GARY SCHMITT
Senator Menendez (D-NJ)
Culture of Corruption
BY MATTHEW CONTINETTI
ARTICLES
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan
The Complete Package
Ronald Reagan, the great narrator.
BY FRED BARNES
John Brennan
The Unchanging CIA
Technology and spies go well together.
BY REUEL MARC GERECHT
President Barack Obama
Not a Real Olive Branch
Obama’s phony compromise on contraception.
BY WESLEY J. SMITH
Obama's supporters
A Temporary Majority
The problem Democrats can’t solve.
BY JAY COST
This governing thing—it’s harder than we thought, sir.
Egypt Against Itself
A society on the edge of chaos.
BY LEE SMITH
FEATURES
Anderson Jury
We, the Grand Jury
An education in American citizenship
BY CLAUDIA ANDERSON
Neighbors-to-be? Hamas rally, left, and Fatah, right.
Better Late than Never?
Obama’s trip to Jerusalem and the ‘peace process’
BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS
Books & Arts
'Portrait of Fra Luca Pacioli with a student' by Jacapo de' Barbari (1495)
Here's Looking at Euclid
Why geometry matters in the life of the mind.
BY DAVID GUASPARI
Elizabeth Jennings
A Faithful Poet
From the darkness of her existence, Elizabeth Jennings comes to light.
BY EDWARD SHORT
The Emporer Claudius
Universal Empire
All roads, historically speaking, lead to Rome.
BY JOSEPH BOTTUM
Constance and her son Cyril, 1889
Wife in Shadow
Oscar Wilde's marriage did not end happily.
BY ELIZABETH POWERS
Masaharu Fukuyama as Detective Galileo in 'Suspect X' (2008)
Tokyo Mysteries
Why Japan's most popular novelist is so popular.
BY ETHAN EPSTEIN
Sylvester Stallone
Geezers With Guns
Is the Activia motion picture past its prime?
BY JOHN PODHORETZ
CASUAL
Ed Koch
Ed Koch, 1924-2013
Irwin M. Stelzer on the people’s courtly mayor
BY IRWIN M. STELZER
SCRAPBOOK
Richard III
He’s Richard the Third, He Is
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Media Bias
Media Hypocrisy Watch
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
Money.
School for Scandal
BY THE SCRAPBOOK
ring ring
Ring Ring Ring
BY MICHAEL RAMIREZ
PARODY
Fun for every member of all your families!
Fun for every member of all your families!
A parody.