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.


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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