It’s Always in the Last Place You Look

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 4, 2015

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look

This gun was left in a bathroom stall inside the Senate office portion of the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 29, according to a source. (Photo obtained by CQ Roll Call)

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
“Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms”—headline, RollCall website, May 1

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate
“An earlier version of this article interchanged the colors associated with the Crips and the Bloods. Crips wear blue and Bloods wear red, not the other way around.”—New York Times, April 30

Hey, Kids! What Time Is It?
“It’s Time to Stop Interviewing Candidates Like a Flailing Fisherman”—headline, Business Management Daily, April 30

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Massachusetts Border? To Get Away From Bernie Sanders.
So Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist independent senator from Vermont, has become the second announced candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He’s well to the left of Hillary Clinton, and indeed of just about any other plausible candidate—with the possible exception of Elizabeth Warren, whom the left for months has been urging to run without success.

So does the Sanders candidacy obviate the need for the Warren one? On that question, two recent headlines seem to tell contradictory stories:

  • “In 2016 Dem Race, Bernie Sanders Is the New Elizabeth Warren”—Washington Examiner, April 29
  • “Sanders Bid Doing Little to Tamp Down ‘Draft Warren’ Fervor”—TheHill website, April 30

But maybe they’re consistent after all. For months Warren has done little to tamp down “draft Warren” fervor.

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