News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on December 9, 2014

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

Problem and Solution

  • “Banks Urge Clients to Take Cash Elsewhere”—headline, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 8
  • “Venezuela Needs Cash, but There’s No Easy Way to Get It”—headline,, Dec. 8

News of the Tautological
“Back-Up Players Ought to Be Prepared”—headline, Enquirer (Cincinnati), Dec. 7

Breaking News From 1876
“Can Southern Democrats Make a Comeback?”—headline,, Dec. 5

Breaking News From 1964
“Police Use Tear Gas on Berkeley Protesters”—headline, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 8

Breaking News From 2007
“Hillary Trouncing Potential GOP Contenders”—headline,, Dec. 8

Bottom Story of the Day
“In Louisiana, GOP’s Cassidy Vows to Oppose Obama”—headline, Associated Press, Dec. 7

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