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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


James Taranto

Editorial features editor, The Wall Street Journal

James Taranto is the editorial features editor of the Wall Street Journal. Until January 2017 he wrote the popular Best of the Web column for In August 2007 he was named a member of the Journal's editorial board. From 2000 through 2008, his column appeared at, where he served as editor. He previously served as the WSJ's deputy editorial features editor. He joined the WSJ in 1996 as an assistant editorial features editor after spending five years as an editor at City Journal, the Manhattan Institute's quarterly of urban public policy. He has also worked for the Heritage Foundation, United Press International, Reason magazine and KNX News Radio in Los Angeles. He is co-editor of Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House (Wall Street Journal Books, 2004). (Photo: Courtesy.)


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