In case you ever wonder if newspapers are still relevant, I’ll reassure you, based on the past couple of weeks: They’re extremely relevant.

I’ve been bombarded with texts, emails and calls over, for instance, adjectives. I’ve been harangued for hours about (for example) the vetting of letters to the editor. I’ve been accused of being in cahoots with Republicans and Democrats. Those complaints come in from both sides, starting at 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning; not really ending until 10.

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