I never know what I'm going to find on the editorial pages of the New York Times
. Sometimes I agree with them, and sometimes I don't. But, they usually, at the very least, make sense.
That streak ended on March 2nd, when the Times printed an editorial titled "Painkillers Abuses and Ignorance
." The paper really dropped the ball on this one. After reading it, I was left wondering whose ignorance was being referred to, because in 433 words, they did nothing short of a superlative job of mixing together misleading statements, bad conclusions, and naive suggestions.