Yesterday, USA Today‘s editorial page called, in response to yesterday’s post, to ask me to write an “opposing view” on Scott Pruitt. They gave me the tightest deadline I’ve ever faced: 2.75 hours to write a 340-word piece. The editor told me that it shouldn’t be hard because of the small word count. I told him that that is often harder.

But I did it in an hour, including some basic research.

Here’s the USA Today viewpoint.

And here’s mine.

Neither the editorial writer nor I saw each other’s editorial.