Friday, August 01, 2003

The Best of the Web

Why James Taranto is often the very best of the web:
"U.S. crime rates continue to go down, which presumably means that policy makers are doing something right. Not for the New York Times, however, which has a bizarre editorial today:
The nation's prison and jail population rose again last year, to 2,166,260, a record. The increase comes at a time when crime is falling and state and local governments are struggling to close budget deficits. . . . Congress and state legislatures should find ways to reduce the number of people behind bars.
We can think of two ways do to that: widespread use of capital punishment, or turning criminals loose. We seem to recall that the Times opposes the death penalty, so we guess they just want more crime."
He just cracks me up.

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