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You decide. Readers are always encouraged to read an editorial from cover to cover when it has a loud and provoking title ; it's another thing to consider. At no stage must the language overshadow the thought, however.
And we hope fellow editors can take some ego puncturing sportingly. It is of feeling ennobled and charged to do something worthwhile, or feel reconciled from a knotty or vexing thought process. Scratch the surface of any good editor who enjoys his job, and a crusader will shine through.
The last, and probably most important, a good editorial should be brief. Editorials are different from news articles because they try to persuade readers to share your point of view. You might be interested in pointing to negative and positive aspects of the same issue.
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