From CQ Politics, more on the increasing relevance of the Center of American Progress. Economic advisers to President-elect Barack Obama marched into the spotlight last week — who knew that there would be so many of them? Lessons from 40 years of education "reform": Let's abolish local school districts and finally adopt national standards. Once a quixotic slogan, the idea of actually dismantling every nuclear weapon is attracting mainstream policy thinkers. Matthew Yglesias on how to repair our relationship with Europe. A review of Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme by Calvin Trillin. Michael Phillips and Keith Sutherland. All the presidents' books: Barack Obama isn't the first American president to cause tremors in the literary world. Figures of Subjective Destiny: Alain Badiou on Samuel Beckett, and 35 propositions from Logiques des mondes. From Metapsychology, a review of Radical Alterity by Jean Baudrillard and Marc Guillaume; a review of Forgiveness: How Religion Endangers Morality by R. A. Sharpe; a review of Happiness: A Revolution in Economics by Bruno S. Frey; and a review of America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction by Brian Alexander. Some might call it prostitution; Melissa Beech calls it a "mutually beneficial arrangement" that pays for her killer wardrobe. Why are Christians having better sex than the rest of us?  

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