Better know Maffei ’90

Rep. Dan Maffei ’90, D-N.Y., is struggling to hold on to his seat, with recent counts of Tuesday’s ballots showing him behind his opponent by 659 votes. As Maffei waits for 9,000 absentee ballots to be counted, it might be time to better get to know “Star Trek” geek Maffei, as Stephen Colbert did last year. When David Cicilline ’83 joins (replaces?) Maffei in the House Brown University Caucus, maybe he’ll follow in Maffei’s footsteps — and avoid talking about NAMBLA.

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Time-waster of the day: November 3, 2010

Well, yesterday’s election was by most accounts a disappointing but expectedly so outcome for Obama and the Democrats as, for the third election in a row, the electorate favored the part out of power.

Look at him, signing stuff.... Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press

So, while this time-waster admittedly might have been more effective before the election, we nonetheless present What the fuck has Obama done so far?. He hasn’t found a cure for the common cold, but according to this site, he’s done a hell of a lot.