It’s not often that The Gray Lady tells you to read The White Dude, but then we are in an era where I sometimes agree with John McCain; where the political spectrum has devolved into batshit deatheaters vs everyone else. Strange bedfellows indeed. Anyway, the recommendation I’m referring to is part of The Times’ new (seemingly recurring) column: Right and Left: Partisan Writing you Shouldn’t Miss. The first and second installments have both offered up articles from the dusty old National Review as needles worthy of piercing our notorious liberal bubbles. Of course, the National Review is no InfoWars, so we lefties are not likely to need a trigger warning just clicking through, but you do have to respect the impulse to diversify views (new slogan: Almost All the News That’s Fit to Print). I should also note that the column also includes links to centrist and left-leaning sources. It would be interesting to see the web analytics on how much traffic the column is generating for the NYT’s competitors.