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The Best of Earn This

As we approach the 18-month mark for our web-site, we’ve decided to revisit a few of the best articles from our annals. Each of the three main writers for this site have chosen a few of their own favorite articles. There’s also a list of the most popular articles in the history of the site.…

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The Best of Earn This: Colton’s Picks

When I was first invited to submit content to Earn This, I saw it as an opportunity to express some of my worldview and to attack personal hotbutton issues in the context of discussions about arts and entertainment, specifically music.  My eagerness led me to kick things off with two didactic soapbox stands in a…

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The Best of Earn This: Readers’ Picks

Since August 2009, we’ve had more than 35,000 readers. More than half of our 128 posts have been read at least 100 times. Here’s a list of readers’ top twenty favorite articles, ranked by total numbers of readers as of 1/20/2011. Community is “streets ahead” of the rest Placebo: Without You I’m Nothing Despicable Me…

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The Best of Earn This: Dan’s Picks

For the past few months, I’ve been meaning to do a sweeping revision of everything I’ve written for Earn This. I finally waded through the archives, polishing and trimming and clarifying to make my writing stronger. I’m notoriously bad at picking up every grammar or wording error before I publish an article, but my archive…

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The Best of Earn This: Grant’s Picks

Grant chose ten of his favorite articles from the Earn This archives, presented here in no particular order with a choice quote from each article: Jay Mathews writes, logic cries “I very much believe that intelligent discussion of one of the country’s most prominent high schools is warranted.  This is not that.” Shutter Island: Live…