Problem and Solution

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 19, 2014

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

Shortest Books Ever Written
“A Brief History of Conservative and Libertarian Punk Rock”–headline, Reason, May 15

SquirrelProblem and Solution

  • “San Jose Working to Address Squirrel Problem at La Colina Park”–headline, KNTVwebsite May 14
  • “Something Nice Squirrel Pies Are a Big Hit With Customers”–headline, UKNewsday, May 13

Question and Answer–I

  • “What if College Is Making People Stupid?”–headline, Commentary website, May 13
  • “College Students: No, We Can’t Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment, But We’d Vote for Her”–headline, Townhall, May 14

Question and Answer–II

  • “As More Speakers Get the Boot, Who’s Left to Send Off Graduates?”–headline, NPR, May 14
  • “Astronaut Delivers Commencement Speech From Space”–headline, Associated Press, May 12

News of the Tautological
“Gunman Sought in 3 Shootings ‘Armed and Extremely Dangerous’ “–headline, Seattle Times, May 14

(Note: The excerpts above are from the May 15 BOTW Archives.)  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.”