The Review Makes the News

Here at Fiat Lux, we’ve tried to keep you up on the goings-on at Stanford with regular, interesting commentary.  With the Class of 2013 now landed on campus, our posts should get more regular.  But while we’ve been writing here, three recent alums of the Stanford Review have moved beyond the Stanford bubble to write in the news professionally.

Editor-in-Chief emeritus Brian O’Connell is now the Collegiate Network fellow at The**American Spectator.  His predecessor as EIC, Carl Kelm, is interning at The**Wall Street Journalafter winning News Corporation’s Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award.  Former Opinion Section Editor and investigative news writer Allysia Finley is also at the *Wall Street Journal *as the assistant editor of OpinionJournal.com.

From drug smuggling to California unions and all the political commentary in between, O’Connell, Kelm, and Finley have kept busy staying on top of the news.  Below the jump, sample some of their articles.

Allysia Finley. “Welcome Aboard, Now Shut Up.” The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2009. The far left won’t like President Obama’s new pick to head the National Institutes of Health, but this outspoken Christian will enjoy little clout.

Brian O’Connell. “Do Conservatives Need to ‘Support the Troops’?” The American Spectator, July 15, 2009.

Brian O’Connell. “Lunch With Senator DeMint.” The American Spectator, July 16, 2009.

Allysia Finley. “Grudge Match.”The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2009. Governor Schwarzenegger and California teachers unions fight over funding to schools.

Brian O’Connell. “Drug Smuggling Battle Heating Up.” The American Spectator, July 29, 2009.

Brian O’Connell. “Cao’s Dilemma.” The American Spectator, August 4, 2009.

Carl Kelm. “Shuffleboard Mel.”The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2009. Florida really is the land of retirees.

Brian O’Connell. “Still No Recalibrated Honduras.”The American Spectator, August 11, 2009.

Brian O’Connell. “A Golden State Opportunity?” The American Spectator, August 13, 2009.

Carl Kelm. “Just Don’t Call Me Sarah Palin (Actually, Please Do!).”The Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2009. Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann accuses Democrats of trying to “Palinize” her.

Brian O’Connell. “San Francisco Democrats.”The American Spectator, August 27, 2009.

Brian O’Connell. “Governor Sunbeam.”The American Spectator, September 11, 2009.

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