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The ‘Experts’ Spin

wsj.com — The USA Today opinion page scored a nice little coup yesterday, getting an op-ed by a donor to Hillary Clinton's campaign who argues that "there has been no evidence of criminal conduct" by the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee. The piece, by lawyer Anne Tompkins, appears to be part of a didactic operation the Clinton campaign undertook in the last weeks of August.
Sep 01, 2015

#BestoftheWeb The ‘Experts’ Spin: Mrs. Clinton faces no legal jeopardy, they say vacuously, by @jamestaranto on.wsj.com/1Fh5VTJ via @WSJ

Terrorists and Boxcars

wsj.com — I got no friends 'cause they read the papers They can't be seen with me and I'm feelin' real shot down And I'm gettin' mean -Alice Cooper, "No More Mr. Nice Guy" While your humble columnist was vacationing last week, Hillary Clinton was getting nasty.
Aug 31, 2015

RT @punditfap: 1st news analyst to open with Alice Cooper quote, it’s that kinda year! ‘Terrorists and Boxcars’ via @jamestaranto wsj.com/articles/terro…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @MZHemingway: WSJ’s @jamestaranto with the obvious but necessary point: "“Women’s health” is the euphemism du jour for abortion.” wsj.com/articles/terro…

Biden-His Time? - WSJ

wsj.com — (Note: We'll be on vacation next week, returning Monday, Aug. 31.) "What's Vice President Joe Biden up to?" asks Bloomberg View's Jonathan Bernstein, who answers: "He appears to be inventing a new form of presidential campaigning: The perpetual trial balloon": Biden has consistently declined to say whether he's running or not.
Aug 21, 2015

Attention @HillaryClinton zombie minions. There is still time to save your party from disgrace: Biden—His Time? on.wsj.com/1U5g3pk

The Moynihan Excuse

wsj.com — Now more than ever, America needs a "passive recipient." "In some respects it's been a good week for [inevitable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary] Clinton," the Washington Post's Jeremy Borden observed yesterday. Certainly she's had a better week than that guy from the Subway commercials.
Aug 21, 2015

@jamestaranto No worries at all, looks good to me. Glad this was constructive, thx for the dialogue. wsj.com/articles/the-m…

Aug 20, 2015

#BestoftheWeb The Moynihan Excuse: Now more than ever, America needs a “passive recipient,” by @jamestaranto on.wsj.com/1JkVnnv via @WSJ

Across the Partisan Border

wsj.com — What do Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have in common? We can think of lots of possible answers, but the one we have in mind has to do, believe it or not, with policy: Both have stated, in rather strong terms, their opposition to open immigration.

Party Like It’s 1998

wsj.com — Eugene Robinson has had enough of inevitable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's abuse-at least for now. The Washington Post columnist is demanding an apology. OK, not quite demanding, more like longing for one: So I wish Hillary Clinton would be respectful enough to say, "I'm sorry. I was wrong."

What Would WFB Do?

wsj.com — What would William F. Buckley have thought of Donald Trump? Not much, according to George Will, who in a column last Thursday described Trump as "a counterfeit Republican" and "an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review-making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable."

Mistake of a Lifetime

wsj.com — "Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to give up her Senate seat to become secretary of state in the Obama administration, making her the public face to the world for the man who dashed her own hopes for the presidency," the New York Times reported on Nov. 22, 2008.

Sen. McCaskill’s Cynic Cure

wsj.com — Between the email scandal and Bernie Sanders's continued poll surge, "Democrats are nearing full-on panic mode" about their inevitable presidential nominee, the Hill reports. Hillary Clinton herself has been characteristically quiet, but her campaign has been communicating up a storm in an effort to soothe its supporters.
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Sep 02, 2015

RT @seanmdav: The latest Hillary defense, I kid you not, is that what she did can't be illegal because her staff did it, too twitter.com/brianefallon/s…

Sep 02, 2015

"Nearly one third of Brits have never discussed bowel problems with anyone other than a healthcare professional." mirror.co.uk/news/weird-new…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @redsteeze: elderly woman who can't cook her own food, drive her own car, find her own tv shows or pay her own bills wants to be POTUS in the year 2015

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