James Taranto is editor of OpinionJournal.com at the Wall Street Journal and author of its popular Best of the Web Today column. In August 2007 he was named a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
Before the launch of the website in 2000, he was the Journal's deputy editorial features editor. He joined the Journal 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). He attended California State University, Northridge.