3-29-2010 The Day in Review

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She in Fact, Does Not Bang
As always, Stanford has the [lowest](http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/march/freshman-admit-letters-032910.html) admission rate ever from the largest applicant pool in its history.

Suicide bombing at Russian subway kills at least 38.

Scientists invent a driverless horseless carriage car.

Ricky Martin finally comes out. Yep.

Pres. Obama tries to get Hamid Karzai to cool it on the graft.

Shocker! It was not a stray bullet that hit Eric Cantor’s office.

Sometimes politicians have to answer for their votes.

Boring scandal nobody will care about takes down former Georgia congressman.

More exciting scandal may hurt the RNC.

Men’s swimming finishes in fourth at the NCAA championships.

Readers prefer sincerity to sarcasm. Comments sections everywhere, take note.

There may be two kinds of multiple sclerosis.

Stanford economist John Taylor says the Fed may raise its rates.

Obama drafts a speech.

Polls: don’t worry, they’re meaningless.

Felix Salmons explains what kind of readership most effectively monetizes a blog. If you’re reading TDIR, you’re part of the solution!

Ta-Nehisi Coates ponders an alternative existence as a gasp conservative. An interesting thought exercise though.

Mark Landler delves into Google’s foreign policy.

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Christopher Caldwell of the Weekly Standard looks into Spain’s dwindling economy.




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The Rosenbergs
ON THIS DAY:

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted in 1951 of conspiracy to commit espionage against the United States.

Cy Young comes out swinging: the future pitching great is born in 1867.

Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover, was born today in 1874. The First Lady met her future husband at Stanford, where they both studied geology.

Lee Atwater, former chairman of the RNC, political strategist, and advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, died today in 1991.

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