How do you know you're in a blind alley?
By William Safire
Published: July 13, 2008
I'll answer that one.
When you continue to publish columns, once a week, by ever older semi-retired columnists out of a sense of loyalty and because you can't come up with fresh young writers to gain fresh young readers.
It took years to get rid of Art Buchwald, and then we had to endure that tedious annual Thanksgiving joke.
Let's hope Safire can be properly put out to pasture soon.