3-16-2010 The Day in Review

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Sony Sees Untapped Potential in Dead Singer
Stanford [plans](http://www.examiner.com/x-37496-SF-College-Admissions-Examiner~y2010m3d16-What-every-student-needs-when-the-college-says-no-thanks) to admit 7% of applicants this year.

Mark Blumenthal argues against the Census.

For your enjoyment: A Kim Jong-il photo gallery.

Dan Lips offers some ideas for education reform.

Michael Jackson (er, his estate), signs a 10-record, $250 million deal with Sony.

David Brooks psychoanalyzes Congress. Jonathan Chait is unimpressed.

Roger Cohen believes Netanyahu’s affront to Joe Biden may mark a turning point in US-Israeli relations. But what does Sarah Palin think?

Stanley Fish defends pragmatism.

Erick Erickson to join CNN. Some on the left are not thrilled.

Dave Telep tries to figure out how to recruit basketball players to midmajors.

SLAC may be getting closer to learning about dark matter.

The pros and cons of health department grading.

Gross, but potentially useful: apparently the fat removed in liposuctions may be used in a manner similar to stem cells.

Keith Hennessey puts the odds for healthcare passing at 2/3. The Day in Review is seriously considering not covering anything about healthcare until it either happens or doesn’t.

Review alum Tristan Abbey interviews John Negroponte for Bellum.

Andrew Sullivan is aghast the Pope Benedict’s implication in the latest child rape scandal emanating from Germany.

Jeffrey Goldberg tries to figure out what Pres. Obama is up to in Israel.

Phillip Knightley gives a brief rundown of sex and spying.

The Shadow Editors chide CBS News President Sean McManus for claiming Tiger Woods’ comeback will be “the biggest media event other than the Obama inauguration in the past 10 or 15 years”

What’s the most expensive school in the NCAA Tournament? Hint: their mascot is the Spiders.

Choire Sicha advises you to keep your Adderall away from cats.

New England Patriot Ty Warren to forego a $250,000 bonus in order to complete his degree.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Elizabeth Kolbert looks at the connection between public policy and happiness in the New Yorker.

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Sergeant Stubby. Not What You Expected, Is It?
**ON THIS DAY:**

in 37, Caligula becomes the Roman Emperor. It didn’t really work out well.

In 1751 James Madison was born. On a slightly less dignified note, Flavor Flav was born in 1959.

Decorated World War I veteran Sergeant Stubby died in 1926.

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