Everyone believes in Christmas, but what about Santa Claus? Is it only the young who wait for that one special evening every year? With the expertise of some of the world's most renowned Arctic experts, wildlife biologists, historians, and polar explorers, Robert Sullivan offers proof positive that Santa and his team do indeed exist.
In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and - toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains", and eventually some physical therapy - he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat.
"Random Rants and Walks"
"Desolation Rows" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Shredding Party" by Robert Sullivan; "The Starting Gate" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "First Love" by Paul Rudnick; "Playoffs" by Shalom Auslander; "Prisoners" by Joan Acocella; and "Friends and Enemies" by David Denby.
"Partisanship, By the Bye", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Rabbit Ears", by Robert Sullivan; "Naked City", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Hard Cases", by Jane Meyer; "Shoot!", by Evan Ratliff; "More Apocryphal Stories of the Presidents", by Yonni Brenner; and "Gritty Cities", by Anthony Lane.
In perhaps the most piercing insult, Trump said his party is harder to deal with than even Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whom conservatives loathe.
"In Campaign Chaos, Donald Trump Shows His Management Style" is from the May 28, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"His Rivals Are Saying the Same Thing in Different Ways: Marco Rubio Is Weak" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.
In this edition: "Instapundit" Glenn Reynolds on the decentralization of information and power; Robert Levy on the dubious legality of warrant-less wiretaps; Andrew Sullivan on the Bush administration's troubling ideology; Jerry Taylor on using technology to prevent an oil crisis; Michael Barone on making American elections more competitive; and featured contributor Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.