James Taranto

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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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Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.

from To the Point

The great majority of Israel’s problems would be solved if the nation were able to establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.

from Scheer Intelligence

Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”

from To the Point

How’s President Trump’s legal strategy working out?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

But will they hold him in contempt of Congress?

from Left, Right & Center

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

from To the Point

It’s a special live episode from USC Gould School of Law!

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Even with redactions, there’s plenty to discuss

from Left, Right & Center

It’s invisible in some places, but dirty air kills millions of people all over the world. That’s even true in America, despite the Clean Air Act and California’s Air Resources Board.

from To the Point