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Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 20, 2014

The following is an excerpt from’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.

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“Column: What Is an Alberta Clipper?”–headline, WTOP-FM website (Washington), Jan. 16

Out on a Limb 
“UN: Mass ‘Executions’ in Syria Could Be War Crime”–headline, Associated Press, Jan. 16

Colleges Admit Too Many Good Students 
“Obama in Push for More Poor Students to Go to College”–headline, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 16

The New CAFE Standards Require Menus to List Calorie Counts 
“Detroit Auto Show: Automakers Push Weight Loss to Promote Fuel Efficiency”–headline, Detroit Free Press, Jan. 16

News of the Tautological
“City’s Illegal Ivory Trade Threatens Elephants”–headline, Crain’s New York Business, Jan. 16

News You Can Use 
“Research Shows It’s Better to Run Away From Nuclear Detonation Blast”–headline, (Sacramento), Jan. 16

For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”