Best of the Web

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

Written by James Piltch

What we are reading and discussing:

Shep Smith Stands Up for Truth: He took apart the president’s attacks on Amazon, fact by fact.

The Stuff of Soft Authoritarianism: That’s how Noah Rothman describes the tweets about Amazon in Commentary Magazine.

“A Betrayal”: A teenager told all about MS-13. He was then deported and set up to be killed: Hannah Dreier, ProPublica.

Revisiting the Cosby Trial: The judge is allowing jurors to hear how much Cosby paid his accusers: Nicole Weisensee Egan, The Daily Beast.

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.