Throughout the 2008 primaries and the general election, John King, CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, has stood before the now-familiar electronic wall map, zooming in and out of battleground states with a few pokes of his fingers. The big map allows King to instantly tally electoral votes, shift swing states from one candidate’s camp to another’s and highlight red swaths of John McCain turf alongside blue pockets of support for Barack Obama.
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Here, some staff picks of smart, funny, bizarre and cool stuff on the interwebs this week, with a light Valentine’s Day theme: Suleika Jaouad, who writes about being young with cancer, talks about the embarrassing but very real prospect of being a sexually active cancer patient. [The NYTimes Well Blog] For other unconventional responses to […]
Well, it’s December 21st, 2012, in EST time zones and, if you’re reading this, the world has not ended. Or, maybe it has and you found the Wi-Fi password to the afterlife? Either way, you now have plenty of time on your hands. Spend some it watching these four doomsday TEDxTalks — some humorous, some horrifying. 6 […]