The WSJ and the WSJ Editorial Page are quite different. The Editorial Page is conservative to libertarian while the rest of the paper is not. A report on Congressional spending by Kristina Peterson and Nick Timiraos has a classic example. In discussing how the increase spending will be divided they say:
On spending, major sticking points have yet to be resolved, including how much of that sum will have to be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget, and how the additional funding will be divided between defense and nondefense spending, aides said. Republicans generally want more money to go to defense, while Democrats have argued that any increase in spending should be fairly divided. [Emphasis added]
We wonder what Kristina and Nick think is a fair division? Since we already know the answer to that question (Nancy Pelosi will tell them what is fair), we are more interested why Kristina and Nick didn’t cover entitlements in a story on Congressional spending.