Best of the Web

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

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


James Piltch

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