5-17-2010 The Day in Review

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The Unloved Blanche Lincoln
The oil spill [continues](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/17/us/17spill.html?th&emc=th).

Nobody likes Blanche Lincoln.

Jonah Goldberg backs Mickey Kaus.

Matt Yglesias calls out John McCain for lying about TARP.

The Euro hits a four-year low.

David French explains the Ivy dominance on the Supreme Court.

Ross Douthat sees the establishment seizing power in times of crisis.

Conor Friedersdorf defends small government.

John McWhorter hatesTreme.

Radley Balko talks with Vice about the drug war.

A graph shows how America eats.

Nathan Branden does not recommend college for everyone.

Scott Adams wants to get the most out of his brain.

The Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett accuse the New York Times of misleading the public on Iran. Scott Lucas responds. In the meantime, Iran arranges to ship out some nuclear fuel.

Peter Beinart expects a divide to become clear among American Jews on Israel.

Robert Samuelson cautions us on the debt.

Thomas P.M. Barnett does not trust any politicians over 50.

Christine Whelan wonders where wisdom comes from.

Feud: Sarah Palin v. MSNBC.

Your baby’s name is stupid.

Vladimir Frolov compares Mikhail Gorbachev and Dmitry Medvedev.

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Adam Gopnik looks for Jesus.

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Ruhollah Khomeini
**ON THIS DAY:**

Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage in 2004.

Ruholla Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran was born in 1900.

John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States died in 1829.

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