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We Already Knew Hendrik Hertzberg Was a Winner

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…but the Columbia Journalism Review just reconfirmed it, with a “Winner” laurel for Hertzberg’s recent Comment on the hateful Proposition 8. CJR’s Charles Kaiser writes, “His opening paragraph is worth the price of the magazine.”

It seems unlikely that you, the Emdashes reader, haven’t seen Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on this Californian embarrassment and on the essential comfort of love in a hard world, but just in case, here it is. —E.G.

Update: Ta-Nehisi Coates agrees, saying that this Comment demonstrates why Hertzberg is the “king” of the weekly column. It’s endearing how much Coates loves the column, and I admire how he gets the post to end on a laugh. —Martin Schneider

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