1-28-2010 The Day in Review

![](http://riverdaughter.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/sarahpalin_01.jpg "Does Palin Have a Tea Party Problem Brewing?")
Does Palin Have a Tea Party Problem Brewing?
Westboro Baptist Church to arrive tomorrow at the Hillel at 8:00 AM (see our coverage [here](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/2010/01/24/westboro-baptist-church-tries-to-explain-why-they-are-coming-here-fails/), [here](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/2010/01/25/countdown-to-westboro-baptist-church-at-stanford-meet-fred-phelps/), [here](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/2010/01/26/countdown-to-westboro-baptist-church-day-2-the-logic-behind-phelps-teaching/), [here](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/2010/01/28/countdown-to-westboro-baptist-church-at-stanford-the-law-and-wbc/), and [here](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/2010/01/28/countdown-to-westboro-baptist-church-at-stanford-counter-protests/).)

Palin may be speaking to an empty room at a “Tea Party” event where she is to be paid $115,000.

Reidar Visser wonders what to do about Iraq’s electoral troubles.

Alasdair Roberts discusses the problems of centralized banking.

Hamilton Nolan on the last vestige of open racism: boxing.

Reagan said what?

Douthat: the Dems are screwed. Larison: not so fast.

Former Stanford Quarterback Tavita Pritchard will join the basketball team.

Tyler Cowen says the iPad is for you, college boy. Jonathan Last takes exception. (via)

How do you figure out what movies are going to make money? Google it.

Dahlia Lithwick defends Samuel Alito.

Some professions are liars, in list form.

How to make local news

George Leef comments on Sandra Day O’Connor backing off a decision upholding the use of racial preferences in college admissions.

We’re stealing all Europe’s best economists.

Dumbbell/fork. Nuff said.

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Harvard Law Prof. Lawrence Lessig offers a few thoughts on freeing up copyright laws.

ON THIS DAY:

![](http://bluehydrangeas.files.wordpress.com/2006/06/salinger.jpg "The Only J.D. Salinger Photo You'll Ever See")
The Only J.D. Salinger Photo You'll Ever See
In 1916, Louis Brandeis became the first Jew to sit on the Supreme Court.

Men of God! St. Thomas Aquinas would have turned 736, while a comparatively spry Rick Warren turns 56 today.

J.D. Salinger, author and recluse passed away at the age of 91. His last request is here, and some phonies are here.

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