Bottom Story of the Day

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on March 8, 2016

Bottom Story of the Day

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Bottom Story of the Day
“Trudeau Tells 60 Minutes Canadians Want Americans to Pay More Attention to World”—headline, Globe and Mail (Toronto), March 5

George W. Bush Nostalgic for Sean Penn—Now That Would Be News
“Sean Penn Is Nostalgic for George W. Bush”—headline, USA Today website, March 5

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look

  • “Astronomers Spot Galaxy a Record 13.4 Billion Light-Years From Earth”—headline, Associated Press, March 4
  • “Seeking Grace in Politics”—headline, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 5

Half and Half
“AP-GfK Poll: About Half of Americans Confident in Tap Water,” reads an Associated Press headline. Our reaction was that a pessimist would say half of Americans lack confidence. Reporter Emily Swanson had a similar instinct, beginning the dispatch: “Only about half of Americans are very confident in the safety of their tap water.”

Of course an optimist who isn’t confident would say the glass is half-full.

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