Friday, November 09, 2001 - Alabama keeps evolution warning on books - November 9, 2001

Alabama is keeping the sticker on school textbooks that point out that evolution is a theory, not a fact. (I've always preferred "the faith of evolution".) Nice to know that the anti-creation forces aren't winning all the battles.

Thursday, November 08, 2001

A Test of True Allies (

This guy warns that we shouldn't harm our long-term relationships with democracies like Israel and India in an attempt to get tactical help from Pakistan and Arab nations.

Wednesday, November 07, 2001

Taliban's secret weapon: underground channels

Interesting detail about the battlefields of Afghanistan.

Monday, November 05, 2001

The New Yorker: What happened when the Special Forces landed in Afghanistan?
This was on the Today show this morning. The author interviewed a bunch of Delta Forces commandos who said the "official story" of the first commando raid in Afghanistan wasn't the whole story.

The ironic thing is that in the "Black Hawk Down" episode, the Delta Force team was under-supported and got into trouble. This time, the Delta boys were over-supported and they're complaining about that, too.