February 22, 2002
Welfare King, or: Welfare Emperor's New Clothes

CBS: The Pentagon has up to 2.3 Trillion unaccounted for. Go team USA!

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Heather Meek's End Days of Analog is back this week.

I never used to get riled up about Canadian sports teams, but I surprised myself by feeling quite satisfied that the Canadian Women's Hockey team beat the US on their own ice, with biased reffing.

"Everyone was expecting us to win. We expected to win,'' U.S. defenseman Angela Ruggiero said. "That's why it's so disappointing.''

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