Donald Trump was never going to win the Nobel Peace Prize, anyway. He demonstrated “the art of the deal” with his cancellation of the “summit” with Kim Jong-un, which North Korea had skillfully begun to portray as a triumph of its own statecraft. The president pulled the rug out from under Mr. Kim with a triumph of his own. We can all be thankful.
Californians have always lived with the fear that a really big rumble along the San Andreas fault, and there goes Hollywood's tinsel, San Francisco's templed hills and the wild northern California coast, sliding headlong into the Pacific.