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Editorial analysis

Select an editorial from a newspaper, magazine, or online news source on a topic of your interest.

Respond (in detail) to the following questions and requirements by writing a paragraph for the selected article:
Who is the author, and what is the topic of the article?
What is the authorâ??s point of view?
What details should the authors have included in the article to make his or her point more persuasive and more understandable?
Did the voice and point of view of the author change?
Quote any passages that you think were especially descriptive or memorable.
Where do you think the article lies on a continuum of effectiveness? Your choices are as follows: very effective, effective, satisfactory, and unsatisfactory.

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As you locate an article, I use Carlo Rotella's editorial, "Night of the living slots players: One-armed bandits turn players into zombies, take joy from gambling," from The Boston Globe on May 17, 2010 at http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/05/17/night_of_the_living_slots_players/side of the state line.

The author is Carlo Rotella.

The topic of this article is the opposition to legalizing and placing all slot casinos in the state of Massachusetts.

The author's point of view argues against the legalization of all slots casinos. He suggests that all-slots casinos reduce "gambling to ...

Solution Summary

Editorial analysis is achieved.