3-28-2010 The Weekend in Review

David Frum
The Times of London [provides](timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7077888.ece) a David Frum firing timeline. Christopher Buckley [invokes](http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-03-27/laffaire-frum/) his father to defend David Frum.

Congress makes massive changes to federal student loan process.

Ayad Allawi wins Iraqi election, is promptly accused of fraud.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) offers his healthcare prescription (apologies for the pun you’ve surely heard 500 times by now). The Economist triest to explain what Obamacare means (“The short answer is that the reforms will expand coverage dramatically, but at a heavy cost to the taxpayer”).

David Brooks wonders what the future holds for economics.

Roger Cohen proflies Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Vince Cable.

Curtains close on “At the Movies.”

Police claim bullet randomly hit Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s office.

Rupert Murdoch puts up a paywall on his two British papers.

Algae: it’s now electric.

Obama defies Senate Republicans and appoints 15 officials without Senate approval.

David Leonhardt gives a detailed plan for avoiding the next financial crisis.

A new Stanford test can predict the efficacy of some drugs.

Kathleen Parker says publicly funded abortions are coming.

George Will attacks the idea that babies born in the United States should be granted citizenship.

David Nichols compares Obama to Eisenhower.

Why are novels so long? An answer.

Ryan Sager wonders why political scientists are ignored.

Fast food is making you irritable, possibly in more ways than one.

But really, what does Sinead O’Connor think about the Pope’s apology? Now we know.

Anthony Gottleib breaks down a new survey of philosophers, to explain what they really think.

Scott Adams ruminates on brain architecture and speculates that Lady GaGa is a genius.


Tiger Woods returns.

[![](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/03/esc-e6-300x289.jpg "M.C. Escher's "Crazy Stairs"")](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/03/esc-e6.jpg)
Don't Get Lost Going to Class

The Book of Mormon is published on March 26, 1830 in Palmyra, New York.

On March 26, 1939, Stanford Alum and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas.

Sharing a birthday with Judge O’Connor is Nancy Pelosi, who celebrated her 70th birthday on Saturday.

March 27, 1998: Little Blue Pill Day. Viagra is approved by the FDA.

M.C. Escher died on March 27, 1972, and President Dwight Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969.

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