OTHER NEWS: * Huh. Iran says women are allowed to run for president there. * New test shows we might be more biased than we think we are. (Courtesy Operative X.) * European suicide study shows interesting results. * Howzabout an ancient untranslated astronomy text in a language no one knows. (Courtesy thewronghands.) * Ooh, they're finally releasing the 80's Twilight Zone on DVD. * A graphic novel on epilepsy. * A review of Life Aquatic, and an essay on Wes Anderson and the hipster generation. Or something. (Courtesy Emerald.)
"It would be appealing to take George W. Bush at his word. But, considering his track record, that is not an option. In fact, if history is a guide, the one guarantee we have is that Bush's words will not match his deeds. And his inaugural address will be remembered as nothing more than an empty exercise in deceit." -John Nichols, "Bush's Deceit"
#1: English majors, represent. It may be a political fight, but it's all coming down to word choice.
#2: "Made by a small Massachusetts company, the SWORDS, short for Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems, will be the first armed robotic vehicles to see combat, years ahead of the larger Future Combat System vehicles currently under development by big defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics Corp."