Daily Archives: 23 May 2009

With so many polls, somebody had to get it right

Duck’s eggs, it is said, are tastier than hen’s eggs. But more people eat hen’s eggs because, well, the hen lays its eggs and advertises its feat, while the duck keeps quiet about it. That’s the bon mot of a very successful newspaper editor. As if to underline the point, Live India, the TV station…

But why are we only testing water-boarding?

Christopher Hitchens tried it almost a year ago and lasted all of a few seconds. Now, right-wing radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller has done so again, fared no better, and come to the same conclusion: Yes, waterboarding is torture. Sure, in the context of the debate in the United States over the interrogation techniques adopted…