4-25-2010 The Weekend in Review

John Merony at The Atlantic found this rare video of Ronald Reagan and James Dean acting together.

The British offend the Pope as an embarrassing memo suggesting the Pope should open an abortion clinic surfaces.

Stanford alum Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre was explicitly named by the SEC in their fraud case against Goldman Sachs. Stanford Law School will hold an event on SEC v. Goldman on Tuesday.

Brian Stelter figures out that John Stewart likes to pick on Fox News. Who knew?

Brett Stephens thinks Pres. Obama needs a new strategy in the Middle East.

Ethan Trex finds a few weird stipulations in professional baseball players’ contracts.

Pres. Obama beckons Wall Street to join him while Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) disappears into the background.

David Brooks blames the Democrats for reigniting the big government/small government debates.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (remember him?) reminds us not to ignore the role of Africans in the slave trade.

This could be fun: Rod Blagojevich may subpoena Barack Obama.

Stanford Prof. Harry Elam, Jr. remembers his brother Keith “Guru” Elam of rap group Gang Starr who died last week.

The NFL draft concluded. Stanford’s Toby Gerhart went to the Minnesota Vikings in the second round. Jim Dray and Erik Lorig were 7th round picks.

Arizona tightens up their immigration laws.

Las Vegas mob museums engage in a turf war.

Jonathan Abrams profiles Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti.

Tom Wolfe says Mark Twain is still America’s most famous writer.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

P.J. O’Rourke complains about a glut of A-students, particularly Pres. Obama.










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**ON THIS DAY:**

The United States declared war on Spain in 1898.

Longtime Harlem Globetrotters great Meadowlark Lemon was born 1932.

Anders Celsius died in 1744.

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