Charles Murray, a White House Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has this bit of news to share today: An op-ed he wrote for The Gray Lady earned him a meager $75.
He wrote on AEI’s blog: “To all my fellow ink-stained wretches, a heads up. I got my check from the New York Times for an op-ed that was published a few weeks ago. It was for $75. Not that anyone has ever paid the mortgage by writing op-eds, but $75 for 800 words written for The Greatest Newspaper In the World is… how shall I put this? Weird. Do you suppose the red ink has really gotten that bad?”