Question and Answer

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on February 5, 2014

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

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  • “Should I Buy My Toddler an iPad?”–headline, WTOP-FM website (Washington), Feb. 4
  • “Tech-Savvy Kids Can Use an iPad but Can’t Tie Their Own Shoelaces”–headline, Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Australia), Jan. 27

Non Sequitur of the Day 
“President Obama: ‘In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should demand it in our schools.’ #ConnectED”–tweet, @WhiteHouse, Feb. 4

Mr. Butterfield Goes to Cheyenne 
This is a real story from the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune:

State officials pulled back a request for money to expand the medium security prison at Torrington to take a deep look at Wyoming’s entire corrections system before adding more beds.

The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee will be pushing for an interim study to find out why the prison population is growing while the crime rate has declined overall.

Perhaps the Equality State’s solons would have an easier time wrapping their minds around this if they flipped the framing and studied why the crime rate has fallen while the prison population has grown.

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