3-9-2010 The Day in Review

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John Roberts Mention = Excuse to Run Picture of His Son Dancing
John Roberts [fires back](http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-roberts-speech10-2010mar10,0,4550858.story) at Obama’s State of the Union jab at the Supreme Court.

Giving a kidney does not reduce life expectancy.

Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin go back and forth over Eric Massa. It’s weird. Like old man tickle fight weird. And when asked if he’s gay, Massa… well, he doesn’t lie.

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Hoover Fellow Thomas Sowell calls out educators for creating “artificial stupidity” in their students.

Overdraft fees are no more at Bank of America.

The New York Times Editorial Board takes an important stand on behalf of people who burn themselves on coffee.

Claire Miller investigates how Pandora survived and is now prospering.

David Brooks chalks up Democratic indifference to fiscal responsibility to a lack of passion for the issue.

Study: companies outsource their emissions.

Andrew Young will be jailed until he turns over the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter sex tape to the authorities. That man was 120,000 votes from being Vice President.

Simon Firth answers all the questions you didn’t have about Sigourney Weaver’s Stanford shirt in Avatar.

New guitar video game appears to be just playing an actual guitar. Lame.

Ed Kilgore thinks the Democrats have a shot to win big in the Deep South.

Apparently labeling wines as organic hurts their value. Who knew wine buyers would be arbitrarily snobbish?

Jonathan Chait shakes his head on the circular firing squad that is the Democratic Party.

David Jarman objects to National Journal’s liberal/conservative rankings of politicians.

Daniel Larison ponders some sad possibilities about the Iraq War.

George Packer goes after Mitch Daniels again.

Matthew Yglesias sees very little value in what senior administrators have to say.

Fancy map: McDonalds runs America.

Empty threats to leave America: apparently they are no longer just for liberals (and white people).

Actual CNN headline: “Healthier men want more sex for more years.” Because they’re not dead? Thanks, Institute of Medicine.

If you have a few dollars lying around, you can now buy either Sex.com or some old junk from Air America.

Something confusing happened in a lab here.

Sweet, delicious oil. Is it really good for a country? Larry Diamond warns of the oil curse.

Plastic just got a little more recyclable.

Senate candidate Chuck DeVore (R-CA) wants to ban the Muslim Student Union at UC-Irvine.

Oscars. What are they really worth?

Joel McCormick reports on how a Stanford-PRC team is working to improve nutrition in China.


Dueling Tim Geithner profiles in The Atlantic and The New Yorker. Eventually they will run out of people in the Cabinet to profile, right?


Napoleon marries his first wife, Josephine in 1796. She wouldn’t be his last.

Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space was born in 1934. Maybe now he sees God. Also posthumously celebrating a birthday is Amerigo Vespucci, the namesake of our fair continent (and another one too) who was born in 1454.

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as the Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls died in 1997.

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