Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on November 7, 2014

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Election 2014: How the Turks See Us”—headline, New York Times, Nov. 5
  • “U.S. Midterms: What the Results Mean for Canada”—headline, Canadian Press, Nov. 5

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“A previous version of this post incorrectly said Democrats would maintain control of the Senate if they lost Colorado, Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas, South Dakota, West Virginia and Montana, but won two from among Georgia, Kansas and Iowa. In fact, Democrats would need all three.”—FiveThirtyEight .com, Oct. 24

News of the Tautological

  • “I Didn’t Want to Become a Mom—Until I Did”—headline, Salon .com, Oct. 25
  • “UPS Growth Fueled by Increase in Shipments in U.S. and Abroad”—headline, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25
  • “Unopposed Political Candidates Need Not Worry Come Election Day”—headline, Bristol (Conn.) Press, Oct. 24

The Wrath of Science
From an editorial in the Olympian, local newspaper of Washington’s state capital:

The life expectancy of people born in 2012 has increased to 78.8 years, or 36.5 days longer than people born in 2011. Here’s one way to interpret that: humans are slowly destroying our planet’s environment, so, as punishment, we’re living longer to experience the damage.

Wow, these guys are serious Old Testament environmentalists.

(Note: Some of the excerpts above are from the Oct. 27 BOTW Archives) For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”