It is always interesting to see what readers find to laud and quibble about when I write columns. I love the interaction and welcome intelligent and thoughtful disagreement. I especially dig when a reader makes me rethink my own position.

Yes, that’s an invitation.

This time around I was moved to write about children’s entertainment because Sesame Street found itself in a place where it had to issue a statement about Bert and Ernie simply being friends. I’m glad they’re not succumbing to pressure, as I’ve clearly outlined in this piece.

Today’s Game Plan: The Bert & Ernie Debate & What It Says About Grown-up Agendas