Oh Cheer Up, It’s Almost Christmas

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on December 17, 2013

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

image1215Oh Cheer Up, It’s Almost Christmas 
“Crab to Hit Stores Next Week”–headline, Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), Dec. 14 

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate 
“An earlier version of this obituary gave an incorrect date for Dr. Fishman’s birth. He was born Sept. 30, 1930, not Sept. 30, 1030.”–New York Times, Dec. 14

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look 
“Tax Reformers See Hope in Budget Deal”–headline, TheHill.com, Dec. 15

Bottom Stories of the Day
“Top French Officials Won’t Attend Sochi Olympics”–headline, NPR.org, Dec. 15

Beloved Aunt 
“North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s influential aunt Kim Kyong Hui remains a part of the regime’s inner circle, even after the execution of her husband last week, the second most powerful man in the isolated nation,” Reuters reports from Seoul:

North Korea late on Saturday named 67-year-old Kim Kyong Hui, daughter of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung, as one of the funeral committee members for North Korea’s ruling party, a prestigious position.

Kim [Jong Un]’s uncle [and Kim Kyong Hui’s husband] Jang Song Thaek was killed last week just days before the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the father of North Korea’s current ruler.

Remember that World Economic Forum study on “gender equality” we wrote about in October? The one that gave Cuba a high rating because it has a high proportion of female communists in its “parliament”? By WEF’s standard, the latest developments in Pyongyang are a positive development.

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