The best sentences we read today

July 8, 2013

-- "I see no real tangible difference between the pleasures I get from 'Pacific Rim' and the pleasures I get from something like 'Before Midnight' or 'Stories We Tell.'"

-- "New research by political scientists Nikolay Marinov and Hein Goemans indicates that, since 1991, most of the world’s coups have resulted in elections."

-- "To be an actor on a series like The Wire was to live in a permanent state of anxiety, one’s mortality (and unemployment) forever lurking around the next plot twist."

-- "The national raisin reserve might sound like a fever dream of the Pillsbury Doughboy. But it is a real thing — a 64-year-old program that gives the U.S. government a heavy-handed power to interfere with the supply and demand for dried grapes."

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Ezra Klein · July 8, 2013