Interesting reading

  • Steven Petrow, former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, on the use of “gay” as a synonym for “stupid.”
  • Lolita Baldor of The Associated Press, on the apparent fade of the phrase “war on terror” in the Obama administration.
  • Alan McDermott of Universal Press Syndicate, on editing The Writer’s Art, the language column by the retiring James Kilpatrick.