March 19th, 2007


(no subject)

"The U.S. war in Iraq enters its fifth year today. That, and 3,197 U.S. military deaths reported by the Pentagon as of 10 a.m. Friday, are among the few numerical certainties in a conflict characterized from the start by confusion and misuse of key data. In the fog of modern counterinsurgency warfare, statistics have replaced conquered territory as measures of success."

Lobbying reforms? What lobbying reforms?

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If you had a fatal genetic disease, would you want to know ahead of time?

"Beliefs about the uniqueness of human behavior might well be the last bastion of our superiority complex, but research by de Waal and many others suggests that even this redoubt may be crumbling."