4-5-2010 The Day in Review

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The Embattled Michael Steele
Michael Steele [plays](http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/04/michael_steele_does_not_know_h.html) the race card. Joshua Green [calls](http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/10/04/baloney_michael_steele/38489/) shenanigans.

OMG! Tiger Woods arrives at Augusta. In other news, Jonah Lehrer explains how Tiger scares his opponents into being worse.

Dahlia Lithwick reviews The Sarah Palin Show.

Stanford’s David Holloway drops knowledge on the forthcoming US-Russia nuclear treaty.

Which devices are blinding you?

David Frum explains his excommunication from the GOP.

Ross Douthat tries to throw a life raft to the sinking ship that is CNN.

American education: where just about nobody wins the Race to the Top.

Jeffrey Gettleman explains why Africa’s wars never end.

Felix Salmon applies some ideas about complexity.

Josh Levin wonders why Dukies stink in the pros.

Bruce Bartlett argues for Hilary as a consolation prize for conservatives. Jonathan Chait seconds.

Adam Skaggs investigates the role of money in judicial elections.

Peter Baker compares Obama’s achievements to Clinton’s goals.

Farhad Manjoo reviews the iPad.

Two Washington Post columnists discredits Karl Rove’s conservative credentials.

David Carr charts Sarah Palin’s transformation into a brand.

Barack Obama strokes it.

Conor Friedersdorf flags a case that supports a fiscally conservative argument for legalizing marijuana.

James Surowiecki wonders about a bleak future for California.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Ben McGrath reports from Spring Training.

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The Jovial Thomas Hobbes
**ON THIS DAY:**

In 1792, George Washington exercises the veto power for the first time in American history.

Thomas Hobbes was born in 1588.

Kurt Cobain “committed suicide” (or did he?) in 1994.

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