Actual LA Times headline: “Swedish rapper convicted of second degree murder”
Hitch describes North Korea rather uncharitably as “a nation of racist dwarves.”
New York Magazine explains why Kindgergarten admission tests are worthless.
James Fallows relates a story from the halls of Congress.
“The business side is run like it’s Esquire in 1968, and the edit side is run like it’s Amnesty International in 1987,” says an anonymous Harper’s staffer in the New York Times. Harper’s and the NYT have had their tiffs in the past.
French Prof. Jean-Marie Apostolidès says the Unabomber may have gotten it right on technology.
President Obama has big plans for No Child Left Behind.
Bill Kristol says we should keep Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
The SF Chronicle goes into greater detail on Stanford’s exemption from the Santa Clara alcohol policy.
The Republican Primary in the California Governor’s race is turning ugly.
The Weekly Standard’s cover story asks, can Republicans govern?
ON THIS DAY:We see Janet’s nipple at the 2004 Superbowl. The FCC blushes far more than she does.
Langston Hughes is born in 1902.
We mourn the loss of the seven astronauts who died today aboard the Columbia, which exploded upon reentry to Earth’s atmosphere today in 2003.