Gerry Canavan

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Elsewhere in what I misleadingly call the news

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Elsewhere in what I misleadingly call the news:

* A somewhat surprising comparison of the achievements of the 2007 “New Direction” Democratic congress and the 1995 “Contract with America” Republican congress, at Cogitamus. They fare a lot better than I would have expected, though not nearly as well as they ought to have given the mood of the country.

* Austin Kleon has a great post on attempts to fashion “The Bible According to Jesus,” with a fantastic illustration.

* How poker, the “cheater’s game,” has become younger and more intense as high-stakes games become increasingly mainstream, in The Economist.

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December 23, 2007 at 2:15 pm

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