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I am on a crusade against commas; I eradicate them whenever possible. Not sure about the bold, though:

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  • from 1840 to 1844, the “U.S. federal subsidy for newspapers” was “0.21 percent of GDP”—a “subsidy like that would amount to around $46 billion based on the projected 2021 GDP”

And here's another instance:

https://join.substack.com/p/crisis-and-hope

under LJI, “policymakers in Washington would provide a lump sum to every county in the nation annually based on the county’s population to pay for nonprofit journalism within that county”

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I am on a crusade against commas; I eradicate them whenever possible.

I'd rather your crusade be against em-dash excesses, not against commas.

from 1840 to 1844, the “U.S. federal subsidy for newspapers” was “0.21 percent of GDP”—a “subsidy like that would amount to around $46 billion based on the projected 2021 GDP”

The comma is perfect (unlike the em dash), but it would be OK to delete it.

@Andrew Van Wagner posted:

under LJI, “policymakers in Washington would provide a lump sum to every county in the nation annually based on the county’s population to pay for nonprofit journalism within that county”

Again, the comma is perfect, but it would be OK to delete it.

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