If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is from David Brooks, whose whole column today, “Death by Data,” could just be the line of the day, brings us this nugget:
They’re not asking: How can I guarantee affordable contraception?
OH MY GOD DID YOU HEAR THAT DOG WHISTLE?!?!
Also, you should go read Ed Kilgore, who does a great job rebutting the rest of this crime against clear and consistent writing.