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  • Bringing science back into America's sphere

    "Science has become much less cool," journalist Chris Mooney writes in his new book, "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future" (July 2009, Basic Books). Mooney, author of the bestseller "The Republican War on Science," and his...
  • Pulpits ring with election messages

    On a day usually given over to reflection and introspection, millions of Americans attended church services Sunday that galvanized them politically and underscored the nation's divisions on the eve of a bitterly contested presidential election. From...
  • Conservatives also irked by IRS probe of churches

    The IRS threat to revoke the tax-exempt status of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena because of an antiwar sermon there during the 2004 presidential election is part of a larger, controversial federal investigation of political activity at churches...
  • Beyond the Trappings

    Beyond the Trappings
    It's hard to be an absolutist in the modern world—our society simply isn't set up for it. Boundless, diverse and brimming with energy, it's better at fostering a culture where anything goes than one obsessed with strict definitions of right and...
  • The power that made Rosa Parks

    EARLIER THIS month, every transit bus in New York City displayed this slogan: "It All Started on a Bus." The signs asked riders to leave the seat behind the bus driver vacant, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to relinquish her...
  • Crying and Digging

    Crying and Digging
    For centuries in America, we tended to our dead. People died at home, and relatives prepared the body, laid it out in the parlor and sat by as callers paid final respects. The body was buried in the family cemetery, if there was one, or on the back 40;...
  • From the archives: Romanians Topple Ceausescu Regime

    LONDON -- The Warsaw Pact's last Stalinist domino, the tyrannical regime of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, toppled with a violent crash Friday after several days of Europe's bloodiest fighting since the end of World War II. A newly formed...
  • From the archives: Hungary Allows Exodus to West by East Germans

    BONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...
  • From the archives: 'Don't Panic,' Gorbachev Tells East Germans

    EAST BERLIN -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev told East Germans on Friday that there is "no need for panic," and he urged them to "be patient . . . and don't be sad." The visiting Soviet president made these impromptu remarks as he greeted...
  • From the archives: Anniversary Near for British Troops

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- This year has begun as one of the bloodiest in the last decade in Northern Ireland, and officials fear the situation will only worsen in coming months as the 20th anniversary of the deployment of British troops here...
  • From the archives: 10 Killed, 22 Hurt by IRA Bomb at England Barracks

    LONDON -- The Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for a huge explosion Friday that reduced a three-story military barracks on the southeast coast of England to rubble, killing 10 people and injuring 22, eight seriously. It would be one of the...