A photo of Mark Twain from the 1880s.
February 21, 2013 Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
Students at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham, England, study biology.
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February 9, 2011 Although it may seem like old news, science and the teaching of science remains under attack in many parts of the country. This "anti-scientifism" is costing the United States dearly.
February 9, 2011 Wonderful discussion yesterday about everyone's favorite provocateur and his non-theory of the moon's origin. In the end it is pretty clear that O'Reilly is just playing the "why" question that every 6-year-old knows.
February 8, 2011 Which "philosophy" requires a greater faith — Bill O'Reilly's or that of scientists who say there is no need for divine intervention to explain the presence of Moon, etc.?
February 7, 2011 Obama used his O'Reilly interview to try to reach independents and underscore his centrism.
October 26, 2010 In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
Juan Williams on Fox News earlier today.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
Juan Williams, Oct. 21, 2010, on Fox News.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst said on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor that when he's on a plane, people in "Muslim garb" make him nervous. NPR says the comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices."
Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign last week after her comments about overcoming racial prejudice were taken out of context.
July 27, 2010 Host Michel Martin explores the lessons that can be learned from the Shirley Sherrod story -- by the president, by Fox News Channel and by all journalists -- about race, politics and the power of the truth.
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