October 17th, 2007

News

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"The mercenary is the mirror image of the terrorist. Both are irregular forces operating outside the law, out of uniform, masked, able and willing to project power viciously without regard for civilian casualties. One need not wonder what Iraqi citizens see when they look at the image." (Bonus: part two.)

Drug-resistant staph bacteria proves to be a widespread killer.

Good read: Marc Fisher on the 'long, corrosive impact of "Virginia values".' (Courtesy imamsawez.)

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The Mars rovers get a two-year extension. Woo!

DC taxis to switch from zones to meters, which is good news.

New York tests new navigation assistance for its commuters. DC totally needs something simple like these.