Other New York Times Opinion Writers Who Must Be Punished, Like Nate Silver, For Discussing Gambling

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  • “I’d bet anything that if the president staked out such an Obama Plan, Buffett and a lot of other business leaders would endorse it.” — Thomas Friedman
  • “To his immense credit he took a big gamble on killing Osama Bin Laden.” — Roger Cohen
  • “I’ll bet he’s not a Charlie Stross reader; if he were, he’d know about the scene in The Jennifer Morgue involving a PowerPoint presentation that turns anyone who watches it into a murderous zombie.” — Paul Krugman
  • “The bet Punch Sulzberger made his whole career is that people wanted — and would pay for — great journalism.” — Joe Nocera
  • “If I had to bet which candidate was more likely to launch airstrikes against Iran or to up the military ante in Syria, I’d be inclined to give a slight edge to Obama.” — Bill Keller
  • “Still, I bet the Democrats keep the Senate.” — David Brooks
  • “But to a voter who doesn’t bring strong ideological priors to the table, neither party’s vision for how to manage this transition probably looks like a sure bet.” — Ross Douthat
  • “But it’s a reasonable bet. Researchers have estimated that one American dies every 20 minutes for lack of health insurance.” — Nicholas D. Kristof
  • “Our bet is that when you visit NYTimes.com, you’re looking for urbane and literate content, and our comments sections seek to live by that same standard.” — NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan

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