The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“No Countries Want to Host the 2022 Olympics”–headline, ABCNews, May 28
News of the Tautological
“Intel Shows Off ‘Smart’ Wearable Shirt”–headline, New York Times website, May 28
‘We’re Not Running . . .’
“The big will-they-or-won’t-they of 2014 is whether the Democrats will run onObamacare,” claims Ezra Klein of Vox .com:
So in our interview, I asked House Minority Leader nancy [sic] Pelosi what Democrats would do in 2014. She was extremely clear. First, she said, the law’s name is the “Affordable Care Act” (or “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” if you want to be pedantic), not “Obamacare.” She was obviously proud of its launch, calling it “beautiful.” As for running on it: “We’re not running on or from the Affordable Care Act.” Politically, she said, “I think it turns out to be a wash.”
They passed the bill so that we could find out what’s in it, and it turns out it’s a wash! So what was all the fuss about?
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