It seems that we have finally reached the limits of Vox’s “explanatory journalism.” Like most of you, I imagine, I had supposed there were no limits, and that nothing was beyond the powers to explain of the smartest kids in the class, the kids who grew up to run what James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal used to call that “young-adult website.” But when it came to what Vox’s Emily Stewart called the “Bud-lash” against Anheuser-Busch, the whiz kids could do no better than this: “The Bud Light boycott, explained as much as is possible.”

“As much as is possible” for them, anyway. Ms. Stewart included several assurances that the boycott was a minor hiccup and unlikely to last or to damage...


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