David Brooks much prefers the British Enlightenment to its French counterpart.
The New York Times has run out of things to report about Elena Kagan.
George Packer reviews a Taliban member’s memoir.
Darius Tahir argues the book isn’t always better than the movie.
Jonathan Bernstein thinks voting for judges is stupid.
Jonah Lehrer wants people to stop ragging on families.
The White House is moving toward ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Pres. Obama seeks to change the line-item veto.
Taxpayers could be on the hook for bailing out the unions to the tune of $165.
McKay Coppins tells the story of how metafilter saved two people from human trafficking.
Daniel Larison hopes Rand Paul can change the direction of conservative foreign policy.
Should college take three years?
Apparently it’s not all bad for grads.
Bus drivers kinda enjoy being spat on.
David Frum blasts a new Rush Limbaugh biography.
Ezra Klein calls out the Establishment for self-hate.
Walter Russel Mead takes ten lessons from the global financial meltdown.
Alex Pappademas chronicles the rise of the National Enquirer.**ON THIS DAY:**
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