Fiat Lux founder Paul Craft reports on John McCain’s anti-birther ad.
Study: 41% of Stanford students with iPhones say losing them would be a “tragedy.”
Barack Obama did not call Tiger Woods after his public apology.
Jon Wiener looks at a Stanford historian who is standing up to the tobacco industry.
Freeman Spogli Institute fellow Tom Fingar reports from Santiago.
Adam Nagourney handicaps the California Senate race.
Juan Williams examines the US Census Bureau’s marketing strategies aimed at conservatives.
After weeks of criticism for his two-faced politics, Harold E. Ford drops out of the New York Senate race.
What’s with that creepy Laura Bush avatar thing? Anyway, the former First Lady’s memoir is set to be released in May.
Gubernatorial showdown in Texas! Yee-haw!
Not an Onion headline: “Union College finally Admits That It’s in Schenectady, NY.”
John McWhorter likes Barack Obama’s education policies.
Creator of original DSM-IV says that psychiatrists cast the net “too wide” on mental disorders, resulting in many misdiagnoses. But he calls the new manual even worse.
Earworm alert! David Cho catalogs the 22 greatest commercial songs. Here’s one for an Oklahoma BBQ joint.
ECGs could be a cost-efficient lifesaver for athletes.
Richard Thaler has a moneymaking scheme rooted in selling broadcast stations.
A book excerpt shows how the Iraq War broke Tony Blair’s spirit.
Niall Ferguson wonders if America is not so much in decline as preparing to self-destruct.
Will Saletan gets reader input on both types of oversized airplane travelers.
Bill Kristol cautions against too much Republican excitement.
Yes, we already picked an Ebert piece earlier (if you haven’t read that one, you should), but Will Leitch’s moving story his relationship with and admiration for Roger Ebert is shorter, and well worth your time.
ON THIS DAY:The Hoover Dam is completed in 1936. Hoo rah!
A self-proclaimed Cold War Historian, non-party girl (??), and pop star Ke$ha turns 23 today.
Tallulah Bankhead’s grandpa, and long-serving Alabama senator John H. Bankhead, died today in 1920.