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The Best Writing on the Web, 4/16/2018

Written by James Piltch

What we are reading and discussing today:

The President is Not Above the Law“: The New York Times Editorial Board says that the president is not exempt from being punished for breaking the law.

Congress Has Given up on Its Duty: Jay Cost writes in the National Review that Congress doesn’t seem to care about its war duties any more.

France Is Figuring Out the Drug Epidemic: It has cut heroine overdoses by 79 percent in four years, writes Olga Khazan in The Atlantic.

The Free Speech Debate: The Economist holds a written debate over campus free speech.


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.