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Robert Peter George has to be one of the most civilized people laboring around these parts to make sense of the muddle we call modern life. The word "civilized" I use in its, shall we say, civilized sense — as marking ownership of, or attachment to, qualities formerly associated with the good life: judgment, propriety, dignity, reasonableness, not to mention old-fashioned common sense.
I was able to listen closely to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, for the first time at a Princeton reunion June 1. I was impressed with Mr. Cruz as a man, a legal scholar and a passionate American on so many diverse levels — thanks to a forum devoid of liberal media filtration, manipulation, blackout and bias.
Princeton University was evacuated on Tuesday after shool officials received a bomb threat to "multiple unspecified campus buildings," law enforcement said.
President Obama on Monday afternoon will nominate a prime architect of his economic stimulus plan and health care laws in his first term to become chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Memo to President Obama, Congress, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Boston Police Department and any others looking into the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line: Don't bother. America did it.
Yale University is hosting a conference to debate the merits of granting personhood to animals, with input from one featured speaker who doesn't even consider human babies worthy of protection until they're a month old: ethicist Peter Singer.
That Treasury Department official Harry Dexter White was a Soviet agent — perhaps the most important one in the Red-riddled Roosevelt administration — has been well-documented in defector reports and intercepted intelligence cables. Now startling new evidence has emerged on an attempt by White to tilt international economic policy in favor of the Soviet Union during the postwar Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire.
"Admission" _ What should be a hilarious, long-overdue pairing of two hugely likable, superstar comedians ends up being a major disappointment. As much film and television work as they do individually, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd surprisingly never have worked together. In theory, her smart, zingy persona should mesh beautifully with his easygoing goofiness _ or their shared dynamic should bounce, or snap, or have some sort of life to it. Instead, Paul Weitz's direction of Karen Croner's script is tonally erratic: too fast in spots and too much of a slog in others. It certainly doesn't help that the characters feel like types without much nuance. Even reliable comic veterans like Fey and Rudd can't find much that's new or fresh in these people, and as a result they have zero chemistry with each other. Fey, as a Princeton University admissions officer, is always uptight, precise and emotionally closed-off. Rudd, as the do-gooder founder of an alternative New England high school, is always free-spirited, adventurous and open-minded. Even in the fantasy world of romantic comedies where opposites attract and sparks fly, these two have no business being together. Nat Wolff plays the odd, brilliant student who may be the son Fey's character put up for adoption as a newborn and Lily Tomlin provides the film's few moments of joy as Fey's maverick feminist mother. PG-13 for language and some sexual material. 100 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.
What should be a hilarious, long-overdue pairing of two hugely likable, superstar comedians ends up being a major disappointment with "Admission."