The best sentences we read today

January 13

-- "It might be, probably is, that this 'never heard of it before' compound flooding into drinking water is not that harmful. But it’s because we don’t know, because we can’t be sure, that we have little choice but to turn off the taps."

-- “The fear is that an organization with piles of capital and not much idealism can buy enough computational might to corner the market and box out the individual miner.”

-- "At times in 2011 and 2012, the entire city [of Camden] was patrolled by as few as 12 officers."

-- "People considering whether to buy or rebuild at the storm-damaged Jersey Shore, for instance, could be looking at nearly a foot of sea-level rise by the time they would pay off a 30-year mortgage, according to the Rutgers projections."

-- "When you live with shelling all the time, you just let everything go. You have to laugh." (Just a note that "best sentences" doesn't always mean "happiest.")

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Sarah Kliff · January 13