Best of the Web

The Best Writing on the Web, 4/7/2018

Written by James Piltch

What we are reading and discussing today:

The EPA is Falling Apart: One employee describes it as a “slow motion train wreck”: Emily Holden, Politico.

The Tiger Effect: Greg Guglielmo examines on FiveThirtyEight how much he changed the Masters’ TV ratings.

What Will Happen to the Denver Post?: The newsroom has experienced extreme cuts, and on Friday, its editorial board published a plea to its own for him to save the paper: Jon Levine, The Wrap.

What About the Breakfast Club?: In the New Yorker, Molly Rigenwald reflects on her experience with John Hughes in the wake of #MeToo.

A New Insurance Market for When the Robots Come: Mario Gonzales-Miranda and Ivailo Ivorski examine how insurance markets will need to adjust.

John Madden Welcomes Immigrants: He goes out of his way to be kind to them in an era of anti-immigrant sentiment: David Axelrod, CNN.

Class Acts“: In Commentary Magazine, Kevin Williamson reflects on the drama of class politics.

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.