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.
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.
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.
School of Design Prof. Diego Rodriguez insists design matters.
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.
ON THIS DAY: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.