What Would We Do Without Experts?

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on December 2, 2016

What Would We Do Without Experts?

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

What Would We Do Without Experts?
“Experts Slam Coca Cola Truck Amid Fears Over Kids’ Teeth”—headline, South Wales Evening Post (Swansea), Nov. 22

If You Had to Deal With the VA, You’d Be Surly Too
“Two Surly Veterans Are Opening Their Own Brewpub in St. Paul’s Lowertown”—headline, StarTribune .com (Minneapolis), Nov. 21

Out on a Limb
“NYT’s Public Editor Is Right. Its 2016 Coverage Could Have Been Better”—headline, Washington Examiner, Nov. 21

Picking Up the Bill
“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised again Monday to oppose the federal government if any policy of President-elect Donald Trump undermines the rights of New Yorkers,” The Wall Street Journal reports:

The city could lose federal funding for several programs if the mayor declines to follow the federal government’s orders. If need be, Mr. de Blasio said he would risk a loss in federal funding. The city depends on Washington for about 10% of its $83 billion budget.

Taxpayers around the country cheered de Blasio’s plan for an $8.3 billion cut in federal spending.

Note: The excerpt above is from the Nov. 22 BOTW archives. For more “Best of the Web” from The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto click here.