Out on a Limb

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on September 22, 2015

Out on a Limb

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters

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

Out on a Limb

  • “Kerry: Russian Fighter Jets in Syria Raise Serious Questions”—headline, Associated Press, Sept. 19
  • “Political parties have made both good and bad choices for their presidential nominees, but they rarely go completely out of the box. It doesn’t mean they can’t or never will, but in any given election, they probably won’t. In the end, cooler heads usually prevail. Parties often don’t make the best choices, but they generally don’t make horrific ones. If the opinion polls next January look like they do today, then all of this changes.”—Charlie Cook, National Journal, Sept. 18

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“Jimmy Carter and Wife Rosalynn Captured on ‘Kiss Cam’ During Atlanta Braves Game”—headline, Salon, Sept. 18

News of the Tautological
“Jeb Bush: ‘Yes, I Am a Bush’ ”—headline, CNN, Sept. 18

Bottom Story of the Day
“U.N. General Assembly Will Also Doom Manhattan Traffic”—headline, Gothamist, Sept. 19

Question and Answer

  • “Is Pope Francis Anti-American?”—headline, Agence France-Presse, Sept. 18, 2015
  • “Is the Pope Catholic?”—headline, Guardian (London), Sept. 20, 2013

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