I joke, knowing he's being metaphoric, as the eternally youthful Mr. Safire, still very much on the job, could easily explain, and does every week in his delightful column "On Language." And as Safire says the kids say, "I dig it the most, Daddio."
Adam Bonin's Unused Question Extra
"[I'm] not moralizing, I'm applying words the American people adopted. It's not weird ... like eating little babies." Who said this about what?
Find out at www.law.com.
See an item in the table of contents called "Supreme Court Law Clerks: Diversity at Last."
TODAY IN SLATE
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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
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And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.