Dogs' Family Status Depends on Family's Locale. "People who think of their pets as their children often re-evaluate this thought when they have human children of their own." The Politics of Ideas : Hauser Gone Wild. "Must read" post on "Hausergate." Low Loan Repayment Is Seen at For-Profit Schools. They attract weak students. No wonder they don't pay back their loans. An education does not emerge magically from throwing a human body termed a "teacher" into a classroom and having them communicate with other human bodies termed "students." For-profit colleges seem like the evolutionary mimics of the educational world. A Cryptologist Takes a Crack at Deciphering DNA’s Deep Secrets. I found this 2006 profile of Nick Patterson interesting. He sometimes comments on this weblog. Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents. I'm surely wrong abut this, but something about BHO's geopolitical strategy smells to me of LBJ's gradual escalation in Vietnam. Why do Democrats always have to prove that they're bad-asses?