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David Dreier votes in favor of torture

David Dreier does it again. Today he voted in favor of torture. Fortunately, his vote was not in the majority, as the House of Representatives passed a bill to outlaw so-called “harsh interrogation methods,” or, in plain English, torture. Thank goodness for other representatives who have a conscience, unlike my own congressman, who supports torture […]

Spirit’s lame wheel uncovers evidence of habitable environment

Mars Rover Finding Suggests Once Habitable Environment The right front wheel of Spirit stopped turning in March 2006. Since then, the rover has been driving backwards, dragging the lame wheel along. This May, scientists noticed a bright spot in the trail of overturned dirt. They turned Spirit around for a closer look, finding high levels […]

Word of the year

Mirriam Webster Word of the Year for 2007.