1-7-2010 The Day in Review

![Happy 210th, Millard!](http://guilhermefonseca.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/12_millard_fillmore_3x4.jpg "Happy 210th, Millard!")
Happy 210th, Millard!
[Men’s basketball beats U$C 54-53](http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-usc-basketball7-2010jan07,0,4806050.story). Lil’ Romeo leaves on the [Game Time bus](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Gc4kqmsEw&feature=related) in shame.

Stanford Profs. use solar power to irrigate Benin.

Does a common anti-inflammatory prevent skin cancer? One Stanford researcher says yes.

Arnold: More money to colleges than prisons! Critics: Good luck.

Stanford Prof: Don’t give your kids praise for no reason. Make them earn it.

Bomb scare at Palo Alto City Hall.

Coatmaker uses Obama’s image, adding “We’re not looking to alienate the White House.”

Via Phi Beta Cons, an essay criticizing federal student loans’ very existence.

Janet Murray brainstorms how college students can save money.

Michael Kinsley says newspaper articles are too long.

Your day could have been worse.

Douthat and Salam get in on the debates over Jim Manzi’s essay on “Keeping America’s Edge.”

Long-form journalism:

James Fallows on how America can rise again.

ON THIS DAY

In 1800, Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States born.

In 1932, Andrè “The Line” Maginot died.

In 1959, The United States formally recognizes Fidel Castro’s Cuban government.

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