Best of the Web

The Best Writing on the Web, 3/13/2018

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Written by James Piltch

Here’s what we’re reading today:

A Breakdown on Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional: Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThrityEight tells you everything you need to know about the special election everyone is talking about.

Beating Big Sugar: Big sugar controls Americans’ diet, despite that sugar is awful for us. Figure out how to beat it: David Leonhardt, The New York Times.

The Tariffs Are Terrible: Donald Trump’s tariffs aren’t just bad for the economy. They’re harmful to the entire world political system: The Economist.

College Kids…Actually Support Free Speech: The common narrative about free speech in our country is that young liberal people disdain it. Data suggests that just isn’t true: Matthew Yglesias, Vox.

About the author

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James Piltch

James Piltch is the editor of Smerconish.com. His writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Forward, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.