What Would We Do Without Experts?

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 23, 2016

What Would We Do Without Experts?

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“A new toothbrush with a miniature video camera lets users see inside their mouths with a smartphone app while they brush. It’s the latest consumer gadget aimed at those willing to spend big bucks on bells and whistles to keep their smiles healthy, but experts question the need for such a tool.”—Cheryl Jackson, Chicago Tribune, May 20

Out on a Limb
“Gates: Clinton Showed ‘Error in Judgment’ on Server”—headline, TheHill, May 19

Going for the Capillary
From the New York Times:

Hillary Clinton declared herself the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on Thursday and, looking to the fall election, said that her likely Republican rival, Donald J. Trump, was not qualified to be president.

Asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo whether Mr. Trump was qualified to hold the office they both seek, Mrs. Clinton declared emphatically, “No.”

By what criterion does Mrs. Clinton claim Trump is unqualified? He’s definitely over 35 and has lived in the U.S. for well over 14 years. He’s neither been impeached, nor has he been elected president twice, nor elected once after serving more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected.

So the only possible answer is that Mrs. Clinton has joined what Bernie Sanders calls the Bertha Movement.

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