Ends and odds

Two things.  In my web edition of the New York Times this morning (6:36 AM Central time right now) there are the following two headlines:

At Core of Detainee Fight: Did Methods Stop Attacks?

and right below it:

Taliban Seize Vital Pakistan Area Closer to the Capital

I thought that was interesting.  Also for fun, perhaps some of you would like play along at home by identifying the errors of reasoning in this discussion of torture (about the middle of the page–still no video here and I haven't found a transcript of the discussion yet.).