5-18-2010 The Day in Review

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You Got Served
The Supreme Court sets [limitations](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/us/politics/18court.html?th&emc=th) on life sentences for minors.

Connecticut Dem lies about his Vietnam service (or lack thereof). Joshua Green explains why it’s such a big deal. Blumenthal fires back.

The U.S. is skeptical of Iran’s nuclear fuel deal.

Limit your exposure on facebook.

Harry McCracken finds the origin of the term “fanboy.”

Guess what the world’s most widely-read magazine is.

David Brooks reflects on the memory of the dangerous American cities of the 1970s.

Roger Cohen delights in increased trade in the West Bank.

Stanford News rounds up some of the reaction to Kim Hess’ passing.

The Wall Street Journal profiles iStanford.

Stanford scientists: fish recognize their reflections, kinda.

Steven Taylor does not see the results in the War on Drugs.

Matt Steinglass worries about the risks of admiring media figures.

Jonathan Chait criticizes David Frum for framing his policy suggestions as political calculations. Frum responds.

Dave Barry explains his process.

Scott Adams values attention.

George Packer thinks time is running out in Iraq.

Reihan Salam has high hopes for the GOP in governance.

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigns over an affair.

Good news if you have hotmail.

Michelle Cottle wants to see open primaries.

David Albright analyzes the Iran-uranium exchange, and is skeptical.

Shawn Fennessey is impressed with music impresario Dr. Luke.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

One more Andrew Brietbart profile, this time, from the New Yorker.

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The Bewitching Elizabeth Montgomery
**ON THIS DAY:**

Abraham Lincoln won the Republican Party’s nomination for President over William Seward in 1860.

Czar Nicholas II of Russia was born in 1868.

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery died in 1995.

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