3-15-2010 The Day in Review

Lawrence Summers at Stanford
White House Economic advisor Lawrence Summers [spoke](http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/march/economic-summit-summers-031310.html) at Stanford, outlining a plan for regulation.

Stanford scientists invent a new lithium-sulfur battery.

American officials killed in Juarez, Mexico.

Ross Douthat looks for nuance in “Green Zone,” Matt Damon’s new Iraq movie. He doesn’t find it. Daniel Larison seethes.

Michael Seringhaus, a Yale Law student, thinks Barack Obama’s claim that we should take the DNA of everyone who is arrested does not go far enough.

Stanford Report interviews Susan Weinstein who oversees trademark licensing for Stanford.

Ryan Sager makes the case for porn.

David Frum read Mitt Romney’s No Apologies, and seems to have been impressed. Also, he found Romney’s secret passion.

Utah pol resigns over 25-year-old hot tub incident. If only he had a Hot Tub Time Machine

Glenn Beck appears to have picked an ill-advised fight with… Jesus. Andrew Sullivan offers a partial defense.

Andrew Breitbart shares his reading list.

Nate Silver says that Dennis Kucinich is the least valuable Democrat. Who knew?

Does the inconvenience of paying taxes keep them lower?

A bizarre tale of bribery and pedophilia from Britain.

Australian news outlet Crikey (seriously) finds that most news is a form of public relations.

Silvio Berlusconi gives Jacob Zuma pajamas and bedsheets. Is this some oblique reference to his three (current) wives and 20 children?

Katha Pollitt bemoans women’s issues moving off the liberal agenda.

Joshua Greenman is outraged at all the outrage.

Sainthood: an investigation, courtesy of the Harvard economics department.

Stanford profs. go back and forth on one potential Democratic strategy for passing the healthcare bill.

Christopher Hitchens unloads on Pope Benedict XVI.


Andrew Corsello of GQ profiles Manny Pacquiao, calling him a cross between Muhammad Ali, Sly Stallone, Vaclav Havel, Michael Vick, Che Guevara and Clay Aiken.

Andrew Jackson

In 1985, the first internet domain was registered. Here it is.

Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States of America was born in 1767.

Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March in 44 BC.

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