1-19-2010 The Day In Review

![](http://www.thesunchronicle.com/content/articles/2009/12/28/news/6679961.jpg "An Exultant Brown Hugs His Wife")
An Exultant Brown Hugs His Wife
[GOP victory](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/us/politics/20election.html?hp) in MA: Scott Brown upsets Martha Coakley in today’s special election.

-Happy National Review Editors weigh in.

-Chris Matthews “wears a sweater“, the Brown news gets around.

-Yglesias tallies what might happen after Brown’s election.

-Andrew Sullivan calls Brown’s victory ‘devastating’, but his acceptance speech classy.

More ways to help Haiti.

Will Wilkinson asks what is still valid of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. People tend to get worked up about this, so be careful.

Short people: sick of being outearned by your taller peers? Move to South Asia and Africa.

An anonymous investment banker avers it’s not their job to figure out why the world is the way it is, just to make money off it.

Londa Schiebinger, director of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research says employers should pay for employees’ housework.

Stanford Prof says global warming is going to be bad for plants. Who knew?

UN Ambassador Susan Rice named 2010 Commencement Speaker.

Hong Kong CGI Redux: The Leno-Conan-NBC Brawl.

A Stanford study finds drive-thru triage effective; no support found for drive-thru diets.

3,000 people apply to hear Tony Blair speak before the Iraq Inquiry.

Too little, too late? San Diego’s Mayor Jerry Sanders does an about-face on same-sex marriage after learning that his daughter is gay.

Microsoft agrees to EU’s demands that query data be discarded after six months. Google does not.

Bill Gates joins Twitter. Will he be able to compete with Oprah? Speaking of which, Stanford was feeling VERY 17TH CENTURY this morning.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

The New Republic‘s Gabriel Sherman evisceratesThe Washington Post. It’s not pretty.

ON THIS DAY:

![The Baltimore Raven himself](http://www.anglonautes.com/art_book/art_book_XIX/art_livre_XIX_pic_poe_edgar.jpg)
The Baltimore Raven
Robert E. Lee born in 1807; Edgar Allan Poe born in 1809.

Janis Joplin (1943) and Dolly Parton (1946) share a birthday.

1981: Iran Hostage Crisis ended when US and Iran sign an agreement to release the 54 prisoners

Dagobert I, king of all the Franks died in 639

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