James Taranto

Wall Street Journal

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Opinion editor for the Wall Street Journal and its "Best of the Web Today" column

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Bill Clinton staked out the political center, appealing to undecided voters and even Republicans. Hillary’s going the other direction.

Presidential Politics and Family History

Bill Clinton staked out the political center, appealing to undecided voters and even Republicans. Hillary’s going the other direction.

from To the Point

Republican Governor Scott Walker is ready to sign a law that allows workers to benefit from union negotiations without paying union dues.

Workers, Wages and Walker

Republican Governor Scott Walker is ready to sign a law that allows workers to benefit from union negotiations without paying union dues.

from To the Point

The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

The Republicans Are Ready to Win… Are They Ready to Govern?

The Republican Party is even less popular with American voters than President Obama, but the GOP is poised to win back control of the Senate in next month’s elections.

from To the Point

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Native tribes across the nation are fearful that the Supreme Court may review Brackeen v. Haaland this term.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the second indictment from John Durham’s investigation into the investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

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Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Tim Carney talk about President Biden’s final framework he delivered to Congress — will Democrats go for it?

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Starting in January and throughout 2022, the City of LA plans to give 3,200 families in poverty $1,000 a month — with no conditions. The $38 million program is called “ BIG:LEAP .”

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Gov. Newsom abruptly announces he won’t attend the U.N. climate change conference. Lt. Gov. Kounalakis will lead the California delegation.

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Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

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The U.S.-Mexico border is set to reopen following a long shutdown to all but “essential” traffic.” This will likely bring heavy traffic, sanitation issues and crimes.

from Zócalo's Connecting California