Whereas Poor People Have to Take the Bus

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on March 4, 2014

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

busWhereas Poor People Have to Take the Bus 
“De Blasio’s Anti-Rich Policies Are Driving Wealthy People Out of NYC”–headline, New York Post, March 2

Two Papers in One!

  • “Mr. Obama is a man of supple intelligence, with a nuanced grasp of complex issues and evident skill at conciliation and consensus-building. . . . Abroad, the best evidence suggests that he would seek to maintain U.S. leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage vigorous diplomacy on behalf of U.S. values and interests. Mr. Obama has the potential to become a great president.”–editorial, Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2008
  • “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which ‘the tide of war is receding’ and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world.”–editorial, Washington Post, March 3, 2014

Longest Books Ever Written 
“Which Reporters Did the Clinton White House Consider Friendly?”–headline, FoxNews.com, Feb. 28

News of the Tautological 
“Track and Field Squads Hoping to Accomplish Goals”–headline, Burbank (Calif.) Leader, Feb. 28

Math Is Hard 
From a Huffington Post post by Robert Reich, who served as Bill Clinton’s secretary of labor:

Walmart spent $7.6 billion last year buying back shares of its own stock–a move that papered over its falling profits. Had it used that money on wages instead, it could have given its workers a raise from around $9 an hour to almost $15.

Because there’s no better strategy for dealing with falling profits than by increasing costs!

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