Dear Planet members:
I’ve started the satirical opinion piece below—a critique of the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign financing. I thought it could be our first collaborative writing project. In the comment section, please add to the text, suggest edits, or brainstorm places where we might send a finished piece.
Collaborative writing can be a challenge, because writing partners don’t always agree on content or language. But let’s see how it goes. We have a very creative and respectful group. I’m going for a lighthearted tone in this piece, but it can be our test case for the more serious documents we hope to produce in the future.
As inspiration, we found out last night that an editor at the Crossville Chronicle in TN has asked for permission to run AdLib’s “Corporations Are People Too!” in their paper. “It’s our first pickup from a paper, so a big thanks to John Wund for his interest and sharing a piece of The Planet with other “pinkos” in TN!” says AdLib. As a debut article from the Planet, it’s witty, incisive, and timely—a wonderful representation of our community. A big heartfelt congratulations and thank you to AdLib!!
Thanks, everyone, for your comments! They have been very helpful in thinking about the best way to go about a project like this. I’m going to reboot at Op Ed 2.0