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Back in my J-school days, the professor who taught us copyediting 110 – a crusty old ex-newspaper guy – had a thing about rhetorical questions in headlines: He hated them. (He also hated the Oxford comma, but that’s a column for another day.) His argument was that if you ask a question in the headline, whether you intend it to be rhetorical or not, the answer the reader provides might not be one you anticipate. And that could slant the entire story the wrong way.


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