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Updated on Sep 8, 2018. Posted on Sep 5, 2018

Do You Know What "Lodestar" Actually Means?

And could you use it in a sentence? Maybe an op-ed?

By now, you've heard about the New York Times op-ed that was published today, yes?


It's raised quiiiiite a few questions, with the most important one being: WHO COULD IT BE?

All we know is that it was written by a senior official from the Trump administration.

But there are a few theories – one of which capitalizes on the op-ed's pretty interesting word choice...

The @nytimes just published an anonymous op-ed from a "senior administration official." I'd like to posit a guess as to who wrote it. Getting my @ashleyfeinberg on began with a single word that jumped out at me...


Specifically: "lodestar."

The word is "LODESTAR." Note that it comes in the same paragraph praising John McCain. That would rule out flame-throwers like Stephen Miller and Dan Scavino and suggest someone with Senate ties. This reveal is not going to take long.


So, let's take a quick quiz, shall we?

  1. So: what is a lodestar?

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