Editor, the Gauntlet,
Re: "Making an example of the Gauntlet," Feb. 12 , 2004,
Dr. Osborn's critique of the form, rather than the substance, of the article in question is disappointingly narrow-minded. It is the latter which provides insight and engages the intellect.
Yes, the editorial in question was more difficult to read than standard fare, but only because it forced readers to think more about the concentration and wealth of ideas contained in it. I suggest Dr. Osborn closely re-read the article open mindedly if he found "little to say" in the first reading. In reality, it provided much foresight into how the election worked out.
As for "abuse of English," I hope Dr. Osborn's students are learning to write, as opposed to just learning to make their writing look like an obtuse and arbitrary style manual, since writing skills are applicable to areas outside J. Anal. Ret.