Problem and Solution

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on March 18, 2016

Problem and Solution

Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit Merrick Garland

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

Problem and Solution

  • “Merrick Garland ‘Has Not Rested for a Day in His Life’ “—headline, National Law Journal, March 16
  • “As a sitting judge on the D.C. Circuit, Garland can choose from several options, which include not hearing new cases, dropping all his pending work, keeping up business as usual, or—in theory—quitting the bench altogether.”—Josh Gerstein, Politico, March 16

Breaking News From 1838
“How Telegram Offers Way Around Public Records Laws”—headline, TheInformation, March 16

The Campaign Gets Ruff
Donald Trump is looking ahead to the general election. Yesterday on Instagram the Republican front-runner posted a 15-second campaign ad featuring a clip of inevitable Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton barking like a dog (yes, she really did), followed by Vladimir Putin laughing—at her, the viewer is meant to understand.

We found it hilarious, but the Huffington Post disapproves:

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday took his schoolyard bully act to a new low, releasing a video that highlighted how “tough” Russian President Vladimir Putin is—because Putin can do karate—and how weak former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is—because she once barked like a dog.

The video used an out-of-context clip from a Clinton town hall earlier this year.

That “out-of-context” was almost as funny as the ad itself. What was the context, a full moon?

Anyway, just imagine if Mrs. Clinton had barked like a dog when she was running against Barack Obama. He’d have eaten her for lunch.

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