-- "The National Zoo’s female Giant Panda has given birth to a cub, the zoo said Friday."

-- "This is probably controversial to say, but what the heck. I am in my second term, so I can say it. I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years."

-- "The get-passive goes back at least 300 years, but it has been on a rapid rise during the past 50 years."

-- "Closing, and in an indulgence only the owner should risk, I want to set down the mental image of Charlie I've had since I began thinking about my letter to you."

-- "But in the past decade the number whom China executes has fallen by three-quarters, to 3,000 a year. For a medical system that could count on a flow of organs, this poses a problem."

-- "When told that a cranial rodent was illogical and incompatible with physics, he agreed, but then went on to note that logic and physics cannot account for everything in the universe.”