Janet Yellen has a knack for understatement. The chairman of the Federal Reserve said Friday that the recession might have “caused persistent changes in the labor market’s functioning.” That’s a polite way of telling the millions in the unemployment line to get used to it.
President Obama was wrong earlier this year to trade five hardened terrorists from the prison at Guantanamo Bay for a deserter. Now, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has confirmed what many suspect, that the swap violated a “clear and unambiguous” law.
The relentless pursuit of perfection, as one manufacturer puts it with only a little exaggeration, has made the automobile more comfortable, more reliable and more fun to drive than ever. Travel is easier and more economical.
The U.S. Supreme Court rightly put the brakes on the raid on the Constitution by lower-court judges trying to speed up the proliferation of same-sex marriage.
Bear Bryant, the famous football coach at Alabama, disdained settling for a tie as something like “kissing your sister.” Nothing against sisters, but a kiss is supposed to mean business.