The other day The Washington Post sent me an email to announce—as I write it’s also being touted on the website—a second round of what it is pleased to call its “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest.

The Washington Post often receives thoughtful and timely analysis of issues of the day from our readers through comments, e-mails, letters to the editor and op-ed submissions. As a regular reader now is YOUR chance to take your persuasive skills and compete for an opportunity to write for The Washington Post and launch your opinionating career.

My opinionating career? Gosh, I can hardly wait. My chance as a regular reader is to point out that if the judges can’t write any better English than this, how will they know if the contestants can? I can’t remember now who won the first round of this competition. Ken somebody? Kevin? Keith? No, it’s gone. I...


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