1-24-2010 The Weekend in Review

![His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama](http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/content/images/2008/05/dalailama.JPG)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
New Bioengineering major [plans to bioengineer](http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/january18/faculty-senate-one-012110.html) itself into becoming a more popular major.

Former baseball player Doug Glanville has a thoughtful take on Mark McGwire’s admission of steriod use.

David Brooks sees four choices for the Democrats. None of them are especially good.

The NYT has a few ways to keep Big Brother Zuckerberg & Co. from Facebook stalking you.

Well, Google seems to be weathering the recession.

NBC gets rid of Conan (and other employees) for the low, low price of $45 million.

First the paper battery, now the clothing battery?

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why. The Dalai Lama is coming to town.

Also coming to town: the Westboro Baptist Church.

An intriguing theory on Tiger Woods allegedly getting photographed at a sex rehab clinic: his people have now sent a decoy to try to discredit the original National Enquirer photos. Note: don’t mess with the National Enquirer.

Conservative judges come under fire for… judicial activism?

Felix Salmon explains why big banks are bad.

A reporter asks Abbas Milani about the absurd corruption in Ahmadinejad’s Iran.

Stanford study: people who sleep in are laziersmarter!

Money does not in fact want to be free.

South Carolina’s Lt. Governor really understands poverty.

Robot Girl and her Annoying Mom go on Oprah.

Ben Bernanke has a bad weekend. But he’ll probably be okay.

Stanford Alum and Politico reporter James Hohmann interviews Republican muckety-mucks who warn GOPartiers against “irrational exuberance” after Scott Brown’s victory.

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Richard Haass says regime change is the only way forward in Iran.

ON THIS DAY:

Lyndon Baines Johnson dies at 65 on January 22, 1973 after his third heart attack.

On the day of LBJ’s death, the Supreme Court hands down their decision in Roe v. Wade.

J. Howard Marshall, American billionaire and Anna Nicole Smith’s husband, was born on January 24, 1905. That’s right, folks, 1905. Smith was born in 1967.

Card-carrying member of the Choctaw Nation, faith healer, Buick owner, Televangelist, and founder of an extremely accepting, non-judgment, open, free-thinking, progressive university, Oral Roberts was born January 24, 1918. He died late last year.

Sir Winston Churchill dies on January 24, 1965.

Robert Mosbacher, friend, ally, fund-raiser and advisor to George H.W. Bush, as well as his Secretary of Commerce from 1989-1992, died today at his home in Houston.

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