German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative coalition suffer a setback at the polls.
Pres. Obama picks Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court.
Nerds erupt at Pres. Obama who had the audacity of hope to criticize their beloved iPads.
Ross Douthat considers the ever-changing family.
Felix Salmon tells movie executives not to worry about movie futures trading.
Todd Zywicki finds a study that shows the left’s uneasy grasp of economics.
Matt Steinglass explains away some faults in journalism.
Kathleen Parker notes that the National Day of Prayer is getting testy.
Fareed Zakaria marks Pakistan as the supermarket of terrorism.
Christopher Hitchens is gleeful about France’s efforts to outlaw the burqa.
The New Yorker’s Julia Ioffe profiles Chat Roulette’s teenaged Russian founder.**ON THIS DAY:**
J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as the head of the FBI in 1924, where he would serve until 1972.
Move busters Fred Astaire and Young MC were born in 1899 and 1967 respectively.
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was died in 1863.