Kyle Peterson

Kyle Peterson is associate op-ed editor for the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial page. He was formerly managing editor of The American Spectator. Follow him on Twitter at @kyleopeterson.

The Terrifying Machinations of ‘Big Pistachio’

 

When a writer wants to make an industry sound ominous, all he has to do is capitalize its name and add the word “Big” in front. There’s… Big OilBig InsuranceBig FoodBig AutoBig FinanceBig Politics and Big ReligionBig AgBig TechBig MediaBig MedicineBig TobaccoBig BeerBig Soda …and goodness knows what else. Now comes warning of a grave […]

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The Modern Supermarket Is a Miracle

 

Few things can buoy the human spirit more than a trip to the local store. There, on endless shelves, stacked ceiling high, sit the progressive fruits of thousands of years of civilization, just waiting to be plucked into a shopping cart. Sometimes I come home giddy, and, while putting the cereal and milk in their […]

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Caption This: Roleplaying

 

Continued adventures in the White House Flickr stream: “I’m a better press secretary than my press secretary!” Can you come up with a better caption?

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Is Moppery a Crime?

 

I had heard that one could be arrested for mopery, but this is the first I’m hearing of criminal moppery:  When John Thornton visited the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday night, he apparently did not like the mop job being done by a female employee. So he allegedly grabbed the mop from […]

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Caption This: Obabblehead

 

Adventures in the White House Flickr stream: “What if my bobblehead was holding an even smaller bobblehead?” Can you come up with a better caption?

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Governor Martin O’Malley: ‘WiFi is a human right.’

 

Martin O’Malley — the Maryland governor who daylights as a Democratic presidential hopeful, and moonlights as the frontman of a celtic rock group — has added wireless Internet to the left’s ever-growing list of inalienable rights. Speaking to CNN, O’Malley said: Younger people are choosing to live in cities. They realize that connections to each other are […]

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Joe Biden: ‘Isn’t it a b***h?’

 

Someone on the right needs to start a Ready for Joe Super PAC and draft this guy into the 2016 sweepstakes:  (Hat tip: Buzzfeed.)

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Why Is Eric Cantor Worth $3 Million to Wall Street?

 

Predictable, sure, that Eric Cantor would wind up post-Congress with a gig wheeling and dealing. But I love the honesty of this source of Annie Lowrey’s, who lays out what skills and assets, exactly, make the former House Majority Leader worth millions: Let’s look at Cantor’s résumé. Let’s look at all his investment-banking experience. Let’s […]

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Watch John McCain Do the Robot

 

For your viewing pleasure (hat tip: Buzzfeed): [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”95785″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”}}]]

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Scared Vittleless

 

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked UsBy Michael Moss(Random House, 480 pages, $28) The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your PlateBy Jayson Lusk(Crown Forum, 240 pages, $24) Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry About What We EatBy Harvey Levenstein(University of Chicago, 228 pages, $15) Our great […]

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