October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Articles in this issue

Poem | Hamden, CT, October

Remarkable, a wave so sharp and sheer— / It is metal—hear it rattle, like a logger’s gear.

Poem | Saint Paul Lives Here (In Minnesota)

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, / nor principalities, nor powers, / nor things present, nor things to come...

The Last Word: High Notes

No doubt about it. There was the trout stream. These were the woods. And that was a hymn where no hymn should be.

Letters | History vs. Tradition, the Meaning of Marriage

More thoughts on Joseph Bottum's "The Things We Share," and Nicholas Clifford's "Historical Amnesia."


The vast majority of Americans are outraged that some in Congress are endangering the economic security of the nation in pursuit of a narrow ideological agenda.

A Good Start

There's no reason to expect rollout of the ACA to go smoothly, but the overall prognosis is bright and the first exchange insurance prices are lower than expected.