As the dust settles, a reader writes:

Basically, after all the non-sense of the past 24 hours, the story seems to be that Frum wanted to collect his $100,000 salary, but not come to the office, not work on or promote AEI events, not write pieces for AEI’s blog (though he founded and writes prolifically for his own), not contribute to the scholarship of other AEI scholars, and not mentor junior staffers – all things expected of AEI PAID scholars.

So he was offered a non-paid position that was more appropriate for his level of contribution, and he said no.

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