3-8-2010 The Day in Review

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Steven Chu speaks at Stanford
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu [spoke](http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/march/steven-chu-lecture-030810.html) on well, energy, at Stanford.

Iraq votes.

The New York Times finally admits the National Enquirer is better at reporting.

The bad news: a runaway Toyota Prius required the help of the CHP after the accelerator got stuck and it reached speeds of over 90 miles per hour. The good news: a Toyota Prius can go 90 miles per hour.

Toyota gets an assist from a Stanford Mechanical Engineering professor, or something.

Bruce Bartlett debates the national debt.

James Joyner calls for a moratorium on trying to politically align mentally ill murderers.

Choire Sicha defends that lady who Kanye’d the winner of Best Documentary Short.

Daniel Henninger wistfully remembers the Robber Barons. Chris Lehmann counters.

If his face is wide, he just lied.

Jim Behrle explains how you (yes, you!) can become the most famous poet in America.

John Arrillaga’s son-in-law Mark Andreessen says it’s time to give up on the print industry.

Christopher Hitchens defends Danish newspapers for publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

Glenn Beck blasts Geert Wilders.

Stanley Fish believes there is evidence of Bushstalgia.

Alec Baldwin will speak at NYU’s commencement. Cue the embarrassing clip.

Tom Cruise fails to put his motorcycle in Cruise Control.

New York Magazine explains how to write a Rahm Emanuel profile on the heels of the New York Times’ latest one.

Bible to be made into action-packed 3-D adventure.

Ross Douthat and the Whirling Dervishes.

Mary Josephine Ray, the oldest person in America died at the age of 114 years, and 294 days. The skydiving trip planned for her 115th birthday has been cancelled.

Michael Crowley reports from Afghanistan.


Joe Hagan profiles the next generation in the would-be Cheney political dynasty.

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William Howard Taft

In 1817, the New York Stock Exchange is founded.

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. born in 1841. St. John of God was born in 1495.

St. John of God died in 1550. Millard Fillmore (1874) and William Howard Taft (1930) also passed away on this day.

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Since the petitions info came out, there has been an (understandable) slowdown in Exec campaign news. I’m certain that, behind the scenes, the various

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