How it’s done

This lede in the NYT is how you get it right.  Ideally, it would be nice to see “claimed” in italics, but we need more of this:

Big government is officially back in style.

Republicans propelled themselves to power in Washington by promising an end to fiscal recklessness. They are now embracing the kind of free spending and budget deficits they once claimed to loathe. [emphasis mine]

Alas, I’ll again take issue with whomever is in charge of headlines, as their desire for succinctness missed this key point, “Republicans Learn to Love Deficit Spending They Once Loathed.”

Still, small victories.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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