The “problems with fingerprinting” have been highlighted in one recent essay on Slate (Printing Problems – The inexact science of fingerprint analysis by David Feige, 2004/05/27) and one article in the NYT (Can Prints Lie? Yes, Man Finds to His Dismay by Benjamin Weiser, 2004/05/31). The problem with the problems with fingerprinting, though, is that […]
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The Reign of Terror that raged in America during the latter end of the Washington Administration, and the whole of that of Adams, is enveloped in mystery to me. That there were men in the Government hostile to the representative system, was once their boast, though it is now their overthrow, and therefore the fact is established against them.
Archive for May, 2004
Salon.com’s WarRoom blog had this posting on the 14th, based on an LA Times op-ed piece by Lawrence Weschler (registration required, grr). The author goes through the G.W. Bush reelection website. He looks at the various tabs — economy, health care, compassion — and then looks at the compassion tab and the attached photo album. […]
The intense photomosaic of G.W. Bush – comprised of the faces of the dead American servicemembers. Originally published on American Leftist.
The governator has gone ahead & filed the suit against Ohio Discount Merchandise for making bobble-head dolls, claiming his right of publicity was violated. See the NYT article.
Same-sex couples got married yesterday in Massachusetts & somehow the institution of marriage has survived. So far. See NYT, 5/18/2004.
More reporting from Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker (2004-05-24 issue, posted 2004-05-15). This one begins by noting: The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret […]