Hit songs may be brainwashing you to drink more Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Drinking songs date back to the Middle Ages. So it’s not particularly surprising that a study of recent hit recordings finds nearly a quarter of them mention alcohol—and almost always in a positive light… Expert quote: “Many of the artists of these songs—particularly within the urban genre—have agreements with alcohol […]

I made Clarence Thomas laugh By Jay Wexler, School of Law When former Supreme Court law clerk Edward Lazarus published “Closed Chambers: The First Eyewitness Account of the Epic Struggles Inside the Supreme Court” in 1998, curious readers bought the book in droves to find out what really happens behind the scenes at the nation’s highest court… View article

Kagan’s Medicaid vote Kevin Outterson, School of Law During the debate over Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, those of us who opposed her selection argued that there was a substantial risk that she would join with the Court’s four right-wing Justices more often than her predecessor, John Paul Stevens, did, and more often than other potential nominees […]