2-4-2010 The Day in Review

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Copyright Trouble in the Land Down Under?
Scott Brown is [sworn in](http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/04/us/AP-US-Brown-Senate.html?_r=1&hp).

Oops! Illinois Democrats nominate Scott Lee Cohen, a pawnbroker accused four and a half years ago of putting a knife to his live-in prostitute girlfriend’s neck for Attorney General. (Via The Awl, who went with the headline “Illinois Dems Determined to Make Voters Nostalgic for Rod Blagojevich Era”)

Provost John Etchemendy relays his thoughts on the Westboro Baptist Church protest.

The Whole Foods Republican himself, CEO John Mackey stopped by the Graduate School of Business to talk business.

Ah snap, it’s an intellectual property feud. The losers of this feud? Australian band Men at Work.

A former Microsoft VP wonders why his company fails to innovate.

Jonah Lehrer takes a psychological look at the sex ed debates, using a rather interesting experiment to back his claims.

Andrew Sullivan, a frequent critic of Sarah Palin, apologizes for not giving John Edwards the same treatment. He’s not the only one to see a connection.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States is coming to speak at Stanford.

Snoring is really unhealthy! If your roommate snores, have them get it checked out. For reals.

More complicated stuff about electricity coming out of SLAC. And it’s from the paper battery people, so that’s nice.

School of Design Prof. Diego Rodriguez insists design matters.

At NRO, Prof. Hadley Arkes blasts Rahm Emannuel for his usage of the word “retarded,” while Mark Kirkorian defends him, because it’s the grown up thing to do.

Abe Sauer pens a tribute to the offensive linemen.

John Judis says Obama can’t connect with working class voters because he is a yuppie.


The freaks come out at night. Timothy Lavin profiles late, late night radio host and conspiracy theorist George Noory.


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The Heir to George Washington?
In 1789, George Washington is unanimously elected President of the United States.

In 1976, rapper and Fiat Lux favorite Cam’ron born in Harlem, New York. Also celebrating a birthday is other Fiat Lux favorite, Dan Quayle. One more shout out, to Betty Friedan who was born on this day in 1921.

Betty Friedan also died on this day in 2006, at the age of exactly 85.

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