1. In truth, Obama’s golf habit… is one of the best things about his presidency. Unconsciously, President Obama is doing a good thing for the American Republic. He’s helping us to disgorge an overly symbolic view of the presidency, in which the president is the ever-present lawman, the people’s official therapist, and the embodiment of the public mood.
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    In defense of Obama’s golfing

    The presidency is a job, not a divine office

     

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  11. Take a look at this week’s cover, featuring the crisis in Iraq.

     

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