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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...

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...

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.

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