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What happened on January 13, 2008

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  • It doesn't add up Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, a columnist for Scientific American and the author of "The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Lessons from Evolutionary Economics."

  • China's dark triumph Ian Buruma, Ian Buruma is a contributing editor to Opinion. He is a professor of human rights at Bard College, and his most recent book is "Murder in Amsterdam: The Killing of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance."

  • Front man or side man? Joe Queenan, Joe Queenan is a New York-based writer.

  • Goldman's fuzzy picture

  • Not buying the politics of business

  • Dissecting democracy

  • Who's to blame for a legal tragedy?

  • Train wreck James Moore and Tom Rubin, James Moore is chairman of the Daniel J. Epstein department of industrial and systems engineering and director of the transportation engineering program at USC. Tom Rubin is a transit consultant.

  • Cornered in square one Steven Weber and Bruce W. Jentleson, Steven Weber is professor of political science and director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley. Bruce W. Jentleson is professor of public policy studies and political science at Duke University.

  • For the record

  • Paying for Bush

  • Off the trail Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

  • The FEC is MIA

  • The empty promise Timothy Noah, Timothy Noah is a senior writer at Slate.

  • At the end of the day

  • Can the Dems cash in? Robert Kuttner, Robert Kuttner, co-editor of the American Prospect, is the author of "The Squandering of America: How the Failure of our Politics Undermines our Prosperity."

  • The only constant Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein are the authors of "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes."

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  • Bound by tragedy Laila Lalami, Laila Lalami is the author of "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits."

  • Profile in courage Eloise Klein Healy, Eloise Klein Healy's most recent poetry collection is "The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho."

  • Spiritual swerve Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is author of the novels "Jamesland" and "Round Rock."

  • Bestsellers

  • This Week in Calendar

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Undead Jessica Winter, Jessica Winter writes for Time Out London, Slate.com and the Boston Globe.

  • Objects of desire Louisa Thomas, Louisa Thomas has written for the Washington Post and the New York Times Book Review.

  • Family curse Tayt Harlin, Tayt Harlin works for New York magazine.

  • The Bard, for kids Nick Owchar

  • A new wave Robert Faggen, Robert Faggen is writing a biography of Ken Kesey. He is the editor of "Selected Poems of Herman Melville" and is the Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College.

  • Our primitive selves Jesse Cohen, Jesse Cohen is the series editor of "The Best American Science Writing."

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