He Was Afraid He’d Get Six

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on August 29, 2014

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

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (l.) and Edward Snowden (r.)

He Was Afraid He’d Get Six
Edward Snowden Gets Three More Years in Russia”–headline, MSNBC.com, Aug. 7

Out on a Limb
“U.S. Says Russia May Be Directing Ukraine Rebel Offensive”–headline, Bloomberg, Aug. 28

Two Hosts in One!

  • “I feel confident in saying that most Americans are disgusted by the perfectly legal practice of U.S. companies avoiding taxes by incorporating in another country. . . . Why have journalists and commentators failed to bang the drum over this outrage? And will this nose-thumbing decision by the country’s No. 2 burger chain . . . turn this into more than a two-day story?”–“MediaBuzz” host Howard Kurtz, FoxNews.com, Aug. 28
  • “In fairness to [Warren] Buffett, while he has crusaded for tax changes, he is a businessman who can’t be expected to play by different rules until the laws are changed.”–Kurtz, same article

Ask an Expert
“Ex-Clinton Official Robert Reich Delivers Lecture on Greed While Earning $240G to Teach One Class”–headline, FoxNews.com, Aug. 6

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