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James Taranto, a member of the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board, writes the Best of the Web Today column for OpinionJournal.com.
by | Nov 17, 2014

We often assume that racism or sexism is primarily about in-your-face bigots or misogynists,” op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof lectured his…

by | Aug 31, 2014

Jill Abramson overflowed with praise when the New York Times promoted her to its top editorial position. “In my house…

by | May 21, 2014

All you need to know” was for years the slogan of KNX 1070, a CBS-owned and -operated news radio station…

by | May 2, 2014

Before this year I never had much of an opinion on the perennial debate over cameras in the U.S. Supreme…

by | Apr 30, 2014

It was an idea so frail, it quickly died from exposure. The Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs—or CIN, pronounced…

by | Mar 31, 2014

Phil robertson makes duck calls, but nobody can accuse him of using dog whistles. “He’s got lots of thoughts on…

by | Feb 28, 2014

Everyone loathes the media, including the media. In late November, as the Obamacare disaster continued to unfold, there was so…

by | Jan 15, 2014

The disastrous October 1 launch of Healthcare.gov surprised even those of us who expected Obamacare to fail. The economics of…

by | Dec 8, 2012

PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY, I had been planning a triumphal column explaining how Mitt Romney’s victory vindicated the Taranto Principle,…

by | Nov 24, 2012

FORGIVE THE MIXED METAPHOR, but did the mainstream media jump the shark this summer? The expression “jump the shark” comes…

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