5-20-2010 The Day in Review

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Rand Paul
Rand Paul [trips](http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0510/Rand_Paul_wont_answer_Civil_Rights_Act_question.html) on the Civil Rights Act.

Meg Whitman looks to be in trouble.

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has never used an ATM.

George Packer warns of the decentralization of power in the Republican Party.

Violence spreads in Thailand.

Buzz Bissinger loves him some LeBron.

Zev Chafets credits Rush Limbaugh with Republican successes.

Larry Diamond and Julie Kennedy are named directors of the Haas Center.

Daniel Larison thinks the Republicans need to stop nationalizing all their campaigns.

Kevin Drum thinks the problem with George Bush was simply competence.

Running the numbers on relationships.

Suzanne Smalley revisits the Chandra Levy case and wonders if bloggers could have helped.

Christopher Hitchens cautions the Obama Administration on Iran.

Maureen Tkacik admits to being a phony.

Jonah Lehrer explains the joys of gambling.

Cyclist Floyd Landis admits to doping, tries to drag Lance Armstrong down with him.

Criminals are short and fat.

Victor Davis Hanson salutes the Marines.

John Judis suggests you keep that money you stashed away for an iPad.

Jonah Goldberg speaks up about university speech codes.

Is this a budget stabilizer, or the worst video game ever?

Forbes interviews a BP chief who doesn’t seem to quite get it.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Adam Shatz reports on the end of the Mubarak era in Egypt.

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Thanks Levi, for Making Jorts Possible
**ON THIS DAY:**

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets in 1873.

John Stuart Mill was born in 1806.

Comedian Gilda Radner died in 1989.

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