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Thursday's Editorial - November 8, 2012


1. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise, exhort or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Mr. Halvorssen’s commentary? Explain your answer.

2.  Tone is the attitude a writer takes towards his subject: the tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, inspiring, solemn, objective, cynical, optimistic, encouraging, critical, enthusiastic, etc.
Which word do you think best describes the tone of Mr. Halvorssen’s commentary?  Explain your answer.