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Throw the bums out
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Back when I was in journalism school -- in the days when Gutenberg was still trying to figure out movable type and four guys named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were just starting to jot down their thoughts -- we were always taught to be subtle when writing opinion pieces. “If you want to make an impression on your reading audience,” said our professors, “don’t rant and rave. Make your points smoothly and logically, without excess emotion.”