6-7-2010 The Day in Review

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The Spry Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas [quits](http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20007026-503544.html) after some anti-Zionist comments.

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Hello Rush Limbaugh’s wedding.

Stanford study spawns focus test.

Foreign Affairs’ experts (including Stanford’s own Joseph Felter) analyze COIN.

Barack Obama skips his Asian getaway.

Christopher Beam finds a difference between political journalism and political science.

Peter Vecsey defends horrible officiating.

David Brooks likes the Obama Administration’s education policies. Jim Manzi has his own ideas.

Jobs report!

The press remains tough on the Obama Administration.

More Gandhis!

Dexter Filkins reports on the US-funded Afghan warlords.

Charles Blow finds changing attitudes toward homosexuality.

The New York Times asks Stanford Prof. Abbas Milani about how music has been used to resist the Iranian regime.

Tibetan and Uyghur leaders speak at Stanford.

Democrats skip town halls.

Ross Douthat reacts to the Israeli blockade and relates it to the Crusades.

Nicholas Carr thinks the Internet makes us into stupids.

John Sides loves numbers.

Words are good.

Scott Adams believes execution outweighs idea every time.

Sady Doyle says boyfriends are worse than hookups.

Apparently telecommunicating makes workers productive.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Steve Fishman profiles Bernie Madoff from prison.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Tom Jones
**ON THIS DAY:**

Louis XIV was crowned as king of France in 1654.

It’s not unusual to be born on this day in 1940, as singer Tom Jones was.

Writer Henry Miller died in 1980.

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