4-7-2010 The Day in Review

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Bob McDonnell, Confederate Lover
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell [declares](http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040604416.html) April Confederate History month.

Nike stands by its man.

Stanford postdoc’s daughter finds herself on the no fly list. Although there are a lot of them.

Sarah Llana explains why the Mexicali earthquake didn’t do nearly as much damage.

Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall says the Michael Steele era is all about race. Kathleen Parker dissents.

Ross Douthat has more thoughts on CNN’s decline, as does Rod Dreher. Michael Hirschorn prepares to turn the lights.

Potheads make their pitch to Sarah Palin. Michelle Bachmann thinks she’s pretty.

Stephanie Clifford profiles New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Alex Massie asks David Cameron to leave him alone.

Maria Bustillos angrily reviews “Up in the Air.”

Matthew Continetti backs off his Palin love.

Bruce Bartlett reflects on Ronald Reagan’s tax increases.

Andrew Sullivan flags a bit from a new book about Barack Obama, people pleaser.

Larry Summers is on the outs.

Ezra Klein takes Michael Lewis’ thinking a step further.

David Eagleman reflects on his agnosticism.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Roger Lathbury tells of how he blew his chance to publish J.D. Salinger’s last book.

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P.T. Barnum
**ON THIS DAY:**

Jimmy Carter cancelled development of the neutron bomb in 1978.

John Oates of Hall & Oates was born in 1949.

A sucker may be born every minute, but P.T. Barnum died only once, on this day in 1891.

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