Best of the Web

The Best Writing on the Web, 4/13/2018

Written by James Piltch

What we are reading and discussing today:

No More Fuel Standards?: Getting rid of them, as the EPA is discussing doing, would lead to more large cars and a less clean climate.

What Comey’s Memoir Tells Us: James Comey’s memoir about his time with Trump has been released. Here are some of its biggest reveals: Jessica Taylor, NPR.

Pompeo Breaks with Trump: In his confirmation hearing, he called out Russia, and in doing so, broke with Trump: Uri Friedman, The Atlantic.

Trump Can Fire Mueller. He Shouldn’t: John Yoo and Saikrishna Prakash explain in The New York Times. 

The Tragedy of Paul Ryan“: Tim Alberta examines Ryan’s retirement and legacy in Politico.

The High Stakes in Syria: Noah Rothman looks at Assad’s chemical attacks and why Trump needs to take action.

About the author


James Piltch

James Piltch is the editor of His writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Forward, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.