Running the Numbers on the Ratio Champs of Congress

There is no worse fate that can befall a Tweeter than the dreaded ratio—when a tweet receives more responses than likes. Though elite pundits scoff at the wisdom of the crowd, the ratio is accepted by Twitter pros as an indicator of a tweet’s quality. If the number of people who felt the need to weigh in on your tweet…

If You Truly Care About Speech, You Will Invite Me to Your Office to Personally Call You a Dipshit

Civil society requires the toleration of the expression of opposing viewpoints, no matter how personally discomforting you may find them. Therefore, it would be profoundly hypocritical for the editorial staff of the New York Times opinion section not to immediately invite me to come to their offices to call them all…

New York Times Editorial Page Editor: I Lack an Important Qualification for This Job

Vanity Fair’s Joe Pompeo today reports on the torrent of criticism, both external and internal, that the New York Times has received for its opinion section under the stewardship of James Bennet, the section’s editor since 2016. Unsurprisingly, both Bennet and his boss, Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, defend Bennet’s…