Homicide Victim Fails To Stay Alive

This happens too often to mention it every time, but hats off to James Fallow for a quick tweet on a Wall Street Journal post that mentions in passing the fate of a minimum wage bill in the Senate earlier this year:

The “failed to pass” line is a bit like a homicide victim being described as someone who fails to stay alive. It’s technically true, but misses the agency involved in what happened.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.