5-12-2010 The Day in Review

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Pope Benedict XVI
Sarah Lyall [notes](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/world/europe/12cameron.html?th&emc=th) the challenges David Cameron faces. As [does](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/opinion/12massie.html?th&emc=th) Alex Massie.

The Pope speaks to the topic of child rape.

Microsoft Office is coming free to the internet.

Maureen Dowd wonders how viable a partner Hamid Karzai is. George Packer has an opinion.

Will Saletan argues Elena Kagan’s sexuality should be off limits, Andrew Sullivan cedes the point.

Wages are down.

A healthcare reform casualty in West Virginia’s 1st district.

David Leonhardt compares Greece and America.

Yet another Sarah Palin book is coming.

Stanford’s School of Education was awarded $12 million to fund Jewish Studies.

Arizona bans ethnic studies.

Pres. Obama and Rush Limbaugh won’t be golfing together any time soon.

Offshore drilling remains popular.

Oliver Burkeman thinks he can change your life.

Julian Savulescu makes the case for eugenics.

Damon Linker draws a distinction between types of atheists.


Christopher Ketcham wonders why nobody cares about the dangers of cell phones.

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Thank You, Mr. Cadbury

In 2003, 59 Texas Democratic legislators hid out in Oklahoma to avoid a redistricting plan’s implementation.

Yogi Berra was born in 1925.

English chocolate guru John Cadbury died in 1889.

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