Quick hits Thursday, 16 February 2006 14:45:03 CST David-Braverman Politics (0) Some items in the news today that probably should go without comment: Spotsylvania County, Va., sheriff's deputies tried a novel approach to catching prostitutes: having sex with them. British scientists hooked a robot up to slime mold to model the mold's behavior. The British newspaper The Economist pointed out that hardly anyone mentioned Cheney's bird-killing as an issue in itself this week. The Washington Post has a lengthy analysis of the Danish cartoons and why they became the focus of such violence. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified before Congress this week. And finally (and overdue), Sammy Sosa is retiring from baseball. Que lastima.