Monday, February 02, 2009

Wall Street Journal A-Heds Still Rule Even if Murdoch Hates Them

Best Lead of The Weekend

The Wall Street Journal has long been known as more of an editor's paper than one for writers. But kudos to whomever was responsible for this lead in Saturday's paper on a story from Andrew Higgins and David Gauthier-Villars on a controversial tram line in Jerusalem.

It took perhaps nearly a millennium, but Arabs and Jews who each claim this sacred city as their own have found a cause that unites them: hostility to a streetcar none desire.

It's prose that's economical, with every word well-chosen. And it does what any good article is supposed to do: get us to read more.

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