So little space, so much material

Aaron S. writes:

When any country, friend or foe, dials “911” who answers? In your excellent article you omitted the recent response in Iran following their disastrous earthquake.

In my columns such as the “tsunami/New York Times editorial” commentary, I’m wearing a straight-jacket limiting the length to around 750 words. So many of these topics could take up volumes.

Writing newspaper length political columns is sort of like sex with a time limit. Fun, often very fulfilling, but never quite what it could have been!