2-3-2010 The Day in Review

Obama invites Republicans over for Superbowl party, other events.

[![Steven "Suspenders" Brill and L. Gordon Covitz developed flexible, online pay system for newspapers (photo: NYTimes)](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/02/popup1-300x183.jpg "Steven "Suspenders" Brill and L. Gordon Covitz developed flexible, online pay system for newspapers (photo: NYTimes)")](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/02/popup1.jpg)
Steven "Suspenders" Brill and L. Gordon Covitz developed flexible, online pay system for newspapers (photo: NYTimes)
[Make ’em pay!](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/business/media/03brill.html?th&emc=th)

Researchers who originally linked immunizations to autism completely retract their findings.

South African president Jacob Zuma defends his polygamist lifestyle at Davos.

What are ex-winter Olympians up to? Mostly still looking good, and doing motivational speaking (the two are certainly not mutually exclusive).

Mystery Bidder pays a world-record breaking $104.3 million for Giacommetti bronze statue.

A controversial new play by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins shocks New York theaters. “’Everyone keeps telling me that ‘Neighbors’ is a provocative piece, but no one can actually tell me what’s provocative about it,'” says the playwright. But read the review and you may indeed be able to see.

The National Review Mastercard? Really?..Really.

RNC Finalist Cities: Salt Lake City, Tampa, Phoenix and Houston.

NRO’s Daniel Foster would love to see Olbermann go.

Kissinger says the US must have a plan and purpose for Iraq beyond just withdrawal.

The head of Bloggingheads.tv says technology has made it more difficult for people–including the President–to get things done.

Katherine Jean Lopez accuses Andrew Sullivan of taking his Palin-hate a bit too far.

Unsurprisingly, Sullivan is happy to see any GOP members distancing themselves from Palin.

An victim fights for restitution in a child pornography case.

Saints linebacker (and Cal alum) Scott Fujita weighs in on the Tim Tebow abortion ad.

Pour some Poujadist tea: Robert Zaretsky compares angry 1950’s French revolutionaries to the Tea Party movement.

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The London Review of Books looks at the decline of French influence in its former African colonies

ON THIS DAY:

![Buddy Holly memorial glasses at crash site near Clear Lake, Iowa](http://photos.upi.com/Features/cfbd0d9bf31dc295400d3919062381f0/The-Day-the-Music-Died_1.jpg "Buddy Holly memorial glasses at crash site near Clear Lake, Iowa")
Buddy Holly memorial glasses at crash site near Clear Lake, Iowa
CPA’s, unite! On this day in 1913 the 16th amendment is ratified, creating income tax!

1894: American treasure Norman Rockwell is born.

The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and their pilot, die in a plane crash in Iowa in 1959.

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