Ides of March – The latin word Idus means "halfway," which marks the halfway point in the month of March. 2056 years ago, Julius Caesar was killed by two senators, Marcus Brutus and Gaius Longinus.
14 Years – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich starts his 14-year prison term today. Read reactions here.
Stat of the Day – 78% of young people are worried Social Security will not be able to provide them with the expected benefits. 56% of young people would prefer investing some of their Social Security taxes in private accounts. These fears are unfounded and the preferred solution is wrong. Here’s how we can solve social security by Alex Wirth.
Top Stories – Sympathy for the Devil (Stephen Robert Morse) – In the Rutger’s student death case, the media has utterly failed to take into account the order of events that led to Clementi's death.
Leaked E-Mails from Syria’s Assad Show His Love For Chris Brown (William Bauer)– The e-mails tell the tale of a man — and his spouse — living in a dream world. Internet shopping, iTunes receipts, links forwarded to friends, friendly hints from friends about life and career, and more.
Can Musicians Inspire Millennials To Be Better People [Video] (Susan Fox) – From Depeche Mode to Michael Jackson, singers have always had a special power to empower. Which contemporary artists will millennials ‘Walking on Sunshine’ again?
What We’re Reading – California colleges consider asking students for sexual orientation (NYT); North America’s giant earthquake threat (Discover); The man tookAtlantic City for $15 million (The Atlantic); No Labels on Colbert (Colbert Report).
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