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Jane Austen: The Personal

Happy is the reader who finds his or her way to Austen, whatever impediments might seem to block the path.

Infrastructure Dangers Ahead

To avoid getting stuck with a choice between voting for a sopping legislative mess or opposing one of the foremost priorities of a new president of their own party, Republicans need to be thinking about what a reasonable infrastructure measure might look like.

Apathy in the Executive

If Republican congressional leaders are alert to the peculiar demands of this moment and can exercise some effective and thoughtful discretion over the policy agenda of the right, some meaningful achievements are surely within reach. But those are very big “if”s.