The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
An Anxious Nation Exhales
“White House’s Long-Awaited Climate Site Is Finally Here”–headline, MSNBC, March 19
They Know What ‘Snooty’ Means
“Tho most Americans probably don’t know what ‘dystopian’ means, hard to deny that Rand Paul is an interesting story. http://politi .co/1j3b4Zy”–tweet, @davidaxelrod, March 19
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“There Are Waffles on the Ceiling at Google’s Amsterdam HQ”–headline, Curbed .com, March 19
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“Republican Rand Paul Fires Up a Berkeley Crowd”–headline, San Francisco Chronicle, March 20
News of the Tautological
“Spring Will Arrive Thursday Whether Cold Air Lingers or Not”–headline, Accuweather, March 20
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are
The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., reports from Boise on an odd occurrence at the Idaho Capitol:
Shortly before the Idaho Senate adjourned for the evening Tuesday, the majority leader cautioned senators to secure their office areas before leaving, saying an individual was found hiding in a closet in the Senate lounge, directly behind the Senate chamber.
It turned out the individual was former Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, who has been arrested a half-dozen times this session in protests at the state Capitol pressing to “add the words,” the catchphrase for amending Idaho’s Human Rights Act to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the act’s anti-discrimination provisions. The change has been proposed every year for the past eight years but has never had a full committee hearing.
“Closets are never safe for gay or transgender people,” LeFavour told The Spokesman-Review.
Well, then, it’s lucky for her they got her out of the closet.
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