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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

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...
Feb 03, 2015

In the future, Law & Order will feature touchable holograms atfp.co/1zxCRpZ Thing I did for the redesigned @ForeignPolicy

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.

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...
Jul 22, 2014

Here's national bar exam that could save the legal profession. Take it. Now. slate.me/1nQtNn3 a piece i wrote @Slate

Jul 22, 2014

Should everyone just take the Uniform Bar Exam?: slate.me/1qyq31q @atlblog @VolokhC @WSJlawblog would it save the profession?

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.
Feb 06, 2016

RT @RobLowe: One of the great rewards of being an adult is deciding ON YOUR OWN who (and what) you should be interested in. #RIPTwitter

Feb 05, 2016

Remember how well a 'wartime CEO' worked for @NewRepublic ? Time to break some sh*t. twitter.com/delrayser/stat…


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