Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol.213 / No.2
Kim R. HarrisJuly 08, 2015

'Nothing But Love in God's Water,' by Robert Darden

COURT'S CALLS. Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate in front of the Supreme Court on June 26.
Signs Of the Times

President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, survived a Supreme Court challenge on June 25 in a 6-to-3 decision. “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John Roberts argued for the majori

Of Other Things

The writer’s job is to sell who he or she is, with an emphasis on humanity and warmth.

Richard BeckerJuly 09, 2015

“The bird lies still while the light goes on flying.”From “Unknown Age,” by W. S. Merwin Those with strapped-on wingsfor ages dreamt of flying like the birds and fell from cliffs broke limbs or died.But when I ask for the wind’s help getting beyond the mi

(Un)Conventional Wisdom

Will the upcoming election be the most important of our lifetime?

Phil Klay
Kevin SpinaleJuly 08, 2015

Phil Klay won the National Book Award for fiction in 2014 for his collection of short stories, Redeployment. Writing in The New York Times, Dexter Filkins called it “the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Klay s


'The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,' by Laura Auricchio