3-18-2010 The Day in Review

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Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren
Dahlia Lithwick [thinks](http://www.slate.com/id/2248016/) Pres. Obama can score political points by bashing the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Rosen [concurs](http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/potus-v-scotus).

Jackie Calmes looks at the divergence between Alan Simpson (R-WY) and his party.

OMG Facebook feuds! The NY TImes reports.

Also, Facebook passed Google. Oh my.

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren downplays the dispute between the United States and Israel.

Pie charts explain the stimulus at Stanford.

Stanford Humanities Profs. offer their takes on Afghanistan.

Robert Pape speaks on the causes of terrorism.

Detroit’s latest plan: to shrink.

Robert Kagan argues Obama is snubbing allies. Daniel Larison counters.

Monsignor Maurice Dooley of Ireland says he has no obligation to report pedophilia to the police.

Ezra Klein bags on op-ed pages, and Jack Shafer piles on.

Alex Chilton of Big Star died yesterday.

Jonathan Bernstein asks the question: delegate or representative?

Kenan Malik has a simple thesis: multiculturalism undermines diversity.

Eugene Volokh reflects on the value of chess.

Rick Bookstaber worries about a gold bubble.

Fred Pearce takes issue with the idea that overpopulation is a coming problem.

Q&A with Stanford Prof. Jay Bhattacharya on healthcare.

Stanford scientists have a potential breakthrough that may reduce frequency of epileptic seizures.

Multitasking is not making you more productive.

J Weekly profiles Anneliese Korner-Kalman of Stanford.


An excerpt from a new book deals with al-Qaeda’s efforts to get a nuclear weapon.

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John C. Calhoun
In 1850, American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

John C. Calhoun born in 1825.

Friend of the Review Fess Parker passed away today at the age of 85.

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