Playwright Richard Greenberg ’80 “misses nothing from his perch” as a commentator in a new book of essays, according to reviewer Alex Witchel. — The New York Times

Justice Samuel Alito ’72 told an audience in Buffalo, N.Y., that he enjoys comedian John Oliver’s Supreme Court dogs video: “I liked mine in particular because my dog was by far the most personable dog … except for the end, when he engages in a little bit of misbehavior.” — Above the Law

Republican Mike Gallagher ’06 and Democrat Tom Nelson *04, opponents in campaign to represent Wisconsin’s 8th congressional district, squared off in a contentious debate that covered foreign policy, Social Security, and the Republican presidential nominee. — Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Denver Post endorsed incumbent congressmen Ken Buck ’81 (R, Colo. 4th) and Jared Schutz Polis ’96 (D, Colo. 2nd), who represent neighboring districts. — The Denver Post

Which side of an Oreo will hold the cream when you twist apart the cookie wafers? Princeton engineers John Cannarella *15, Dan Quinn *15, and Joshua Spechler *16 discovered a way to predict the outcome. — Quartz