The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“132-Year-Old Winchester Rifle Found Against a Tree at Great Basin National Park”—headline, USA Today, Jan. 16
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“If he wants to make the defensible argument that the ‘ambivalence’ about Islamic radicalism that permeates the Arab-Muslim world shows that the links between moderate Islam and jihadism are strong enough to require the former to publicly rebuke the latter, that’s fine.”—Elias Isquith, Salon.com, Jan. 15
Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Him?
“[President Obama] has also survived a dismal, and frequently terrifying, 72 months when at every moment, to go by the day-to-day media, a crisis has threatened to rock his presidency to its core. The episodes have been all-consuming: the BP oil spill, swine flu, the Christmas underwear bomber, the IRS scandal, the healthcare.org launch, the border crisis, Benghazi. Depending on how you count, upwards of 19 events have been described as ‘Obama’s Katrina.’ ”—Jonathan Chait, New York magazine website, Jan. 11
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