Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash. A Stanford Eastern European scholar strikes a hopeful tone.
Stanford affiliates and Secretaries of Defense (under Clinton and Reagan respectively) William Perry and George Schultz offer their take on how to build on the Start treaty.
Foreign Affairs thinks that we overstate the threat of terrorism.
Retirements abound: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), maybe Sen. John Ensign (R-NV).
Stanford Hospital and its nurses cannot come to an agreement.
Pension operators respond to a Stanford study talking about how broke they are.
Ben Renda makes the case for ROTC to return to Stanford.
Who will be the NBA scoring champion? Kevin “The Durantula” Durant or LeBron James?
Michelle Singletary argues for renting rather than buying (sometimes).
Deroy Murdock reports on a Stanford study about the wasted effort of our complex tax code.
David Brooks defends boring leadership. Speaking of which…
Campbell Greg compares Barack Obama to Dwight Eisenhower.
John Meacham says, yes, the Confederacy is about racism.
Trouble in Thailand for the incumbent government.
Forbes looks at how education and health will be different in ten years.
Matt Bai argues rather tenuously that Republican emphasis on polls is a betrayal of principle.
People are old.
Paul Bloom ruminates on morals.
Jonathan Chait explains why we can’t reduce the deficit.
Internal Gawker memo, on journalism.
Tom Malinowski cites Kyrgyzstan as an example of how not to run an empire.
Esquire sent Richard Dormant out job hunting, and the results are not promising.**ON THIS DAY:**
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Harry Truman’s Secretary of State Dean Acheson was born in 1893.
Author Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.