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Linc Chafee on Why He Almost Joined the Green Party — 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 — 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 Thing I did for the redesigned @ForeignPolicy

Gin, War, and Special Ops — 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. — 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. a piece i wrote @Slate

Jul 22, 2014

Should everyone just take the Uniform Bar Exam?: @atlblog @VolokhC @WSJlawblog would it save the profession?

Towards A Theory Of David Souter — 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.
Nov 24, 2015

Rhode Island could drop to 1 congressional seat after the next census:

Nov 15, 2015

RT @oxfordgirl: Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

Oct 29, 2015

RT @NorthJerseybrk: NJ may scrap the bar exam it uses to license new lawyers, and switch over to a nat'l test already used by 17 states

Oct 07, 2015

"Does Florida want to be the 49th state to consider the uniform bar exam outside of Hawaii?" Fla #UBE dead for now

Oct 04, 2015

@BuzzFeedAndrew Neil would have been governor of Colorado if the Silverado Scandal hadn't destroyed his career

Oct 04, 2015

RT @PeterScoblic: How do we reduce political polarization in America? @PTetlock and I have a @nytimes op-ed on the way forward.…

Sep 29, 2015

@chrisjennison tried to encompass that in the word "adoption." Economy at 140 characters.

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