Maureen Dowd’s Solutions For Newspapers range from “why can’t Google… just write us a big check for our stories” ( April 14) to why can’t “Barack Spock” — she just saw the new Star Trek—rescue “read matter for the world” (yesterday, under a headline that could work on many of Dowd’s columns: “Put Aside Logic.”)

Also from yesterday’s Times op-ed pages: Frank Rich locates the precise “moment…when the American news business went on suicide watch.”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.