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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