Saturday Links

  • Was Vice President Dick Cheney the all-powerful manipulator he was made out to be? Not really, according to Peter Baker  (the article is adapted from a book which looks interesting and may be worth an order when it comes out in a few weeks)
  • Boda registration is extremely important for Kampala; it will help make the city safer, drive down costs at Mulago National Referral Hospital, and legitimize a profession that many look down upon (I’ve written previously about bodas and their importance here)
  • Is gerrymandering to blame for the government shutdown (or, more broadly, political polarization)? No, according to three professors who have spent time researching it
  • What does football look like when it’s played with metric measurements? Ask a Minnesotan. Naturally

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