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Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 28, 2014

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

A Simple Plan
“Protect Good Teachers, Fire Bad Ones”–headline, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 27

‘ . . . G, H, I, J’
“De Blasio Spells Out His Pre-K Specifics”–headline, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27

Life Imitates the Movies

  • Frank: “Wilma, I promise you; whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he’s behind bars. Now, let’s grab a bite to eat.”–from “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!,” 1988
  • ” ‘I firmly believe that 2014 can be a breakthrough year for America,” [President Obama] said. ‘We all know there’s a lot more that we’re going to have to do to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for every American. And that’s going to require some action.’ Afterward, Obama departed to Hawaii for nearly three weeks of golf, family time and thinking about how to correct the course of his presidency. Others on his senior staff did the same.”–Scott Wilson, Washington Post, Jan. 26

It’s Called a Habit 
“In Nuns’ Suit, Justices Block Key Mandate in Health Law”–headline, New York Times, Jan. 25

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
“Putin a Better President Than Obama: Romney”–headline, New York Post, Jan. 25

The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways 
“Birds of Pray: Doves Released in the Vatican as a Gesture of Peace Are Immediately ATTACKED by Vicious Seagull and Crow”–headline, Daily Mail (London), Jan. 26

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.”