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U.S. Public Schools Should Revive Stagnant Humanities and Arts Education

The best remedy against cynicism in young students is a curriculum that teaches contemporary events while establishing parallels with history.

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Fox Strikes Back

Michael J. Fox defends his advocacy against Rush Limbaugh’s ignoble attack: “Because the thing about ... being symptomatic is that it’s not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it’s like being hit with a hammer.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Politician Is Slammed by Ad Backing Stem Cell Research

An ad produced by an advocacy group features a small girl saying this about an anti-stem-cell congressman: “How come he thinks he gets to decide who lives and dies?”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


See No Facts
From freakingnews.com

Bush Inventing Reasons to Oppose Stem Cell Research

Don’t both Bush with new facts; his mind’s made up.
Even though scientists have discovered a way to experiment on stem cells without killing viable embryos, Bush still opposes the research, for maddeningly opaque reasons. A spokesperson tried to say it’s because the research wasn’t peer-reviewed, but that’s just false. (Above photo a satire)

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


Stem cell research
BBC News

Win-Win for Stem Cell Research

A U.S. research team has developed a method for creating stem cell lines without destroying human embryos by removing a single cell, leaving the embryo intact.  If the technique proves to be effective, it should deflate the nonsense rhetoric of right-wing strategists who argue that the surplus embryos used by scientists?destined for disposal anyway?should not be used for lifesaving research.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Culture of Hypocrisy

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart seized upon Bush’s stem cell veto to explore the president’s “culture of life” inconsistencies.

Posted on Jul 21, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush Set to Veto Stem Cell Bill

It would be the first time the president has used his override power; but that’s only because he has made unprecedented use of so-called signing statements to ignore the parts of new laws that he doesn’t feel like obeying.

Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


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From Wired News / Tissue Genesis

Test-Tube Meat May Be En Route to Dinner Table

Dutch scientists are working on growing artificial pork out of pig stem cells. Efforts to mass-produce it are underway.
This use of stem cells may have the unintended effect of uniting militant vegans and evangelical right-to-life’ers.

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


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