The best sentences we read today

March 11, 2013

--"At stake is the very nature of America's top-down system of surface transportation funding."

--"When Chinese tourists hit the road, they bring their instant noodles with them—a habit that foreign hotels mess with at their own peril."

--"For three decades, [Dennis Hope] has built a thriving business by 'selling' land plots in space, on places like the moon, Mars and Venus."

--"It’s likely that sometime in 2016, for the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. won’t have a polar orbiting weather satellite."

--"The Roman Catholic church is the world’s oldest multinational. It is also, by many measures, its most successful, with 1.2 billion customers, 1 million employees, tens of millions of volunteers, a global distribution network, a universally recognised logo, unrivalled lobbying clout and, auguring well for the future, a successful emerging-markets operation."

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Ezra Klein · March 11, 2013