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Linc Chafee on Why He Almost Joined the Green Party

newrepublic.com — Lincoln Chafee has officially--finally-- announced his candidacy for the governorship of Rhode Island. Last year, I spoke with him about his decision to leave the Republican Party in 2007 and become an Independent.

Innovations: Touching the Void

Innovations: Touching the Void
foreignpolicy.com — Reality Check Holograms that humans can touch: The very idea conjures up visions of a sci-fi future in which police investigators handle 3-D images of...

Gin, War, and Special Ops

warontherocks.com — Gin has always been closely associated with war. Nicknamed "Dutch Courage" by English soldiers fighting the Catholic Counter-Reformation in the Netherlands, its martial connotation helped make it the commoner's drink. With the addition of anti-malarial tonic water it becamethe symbol of global British Empire. Even Americans invoke this history when they pour one out today.

The Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, could save the legal profession-go take it.

The Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, could save the legal profession-go take it.
slate.com — Law schools and the legal job market are having a mutual meltdown. The number of applicants has collapsed, while schools can't seem to control their soaring costs and the industry they feed is drooping like a day-old party balloon. New graduates are desperate for jobs just as clients are desperately...

Towards A Theory Of David Souter

newrepublic.com — David Souter is one of the most private Supreme Court Justices, but this 1993 TNR article by Jeffrey Rosen did a fascinating job of illuminating Souter's inner life: "Have you read Proust?" Justice Souter asked near the beginning of my interview for a clerkship last March.
Apr 26, 2016

@unsuckdcmetro robot announcer voice malfunctioning in deeply disturbing way on green line train going south to l'Enfant

Apr 03, 2016

Chemerinksy: "The current system... is inefficient, burdensome and, frankly, unjustifiable.” @UniformBarExam pic.twitter.com/RkI3vpCSg5

Mar 25, 2016

RT @mol0tovcocktail: We'll never tire of seeing Bombay Sapphire called "the Burger King of gins." @byoungsmith tells us why here: https://tow.ly/ZSx15co/dKBk5XMF1w

Mar 11, 2016

RT @mol0tovcocktail: .@byoungsmith talks gin varieties, special operations, and war. A Molotov Cocktail classic: ow.ly/ZjOOn

Mar 01, 2016

RT @lynn_bartels: CO's last presidential primaries were in '92, '96 and 2000. Scrapped by #coleg afterward because of budget problems. #copoliticslitics

Feb 16, 2016

@bradplumer if Srin.'s vote on Clean Power is crucial in the DC circuit, how does that affect nominating him to #SCOTUS? timing/recusal


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