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Tennessee Attempts to Inherit the Wind Again

Alex Simon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Alex Simon

The Tennessee state House voted Wednesday to adopt the Holy Bible as the official state book. The chamber approved the measure 55-38. It is sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton, a former pastor, who argued that his proposal reflects the Bible's impact in Tennessee.

If Clarence Darrow Defended Tsarnaev: The Art of the Closing Argument

Phillip Martin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime
Phillip Martin

History is still waiting to judge the conclusion of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. But in the Tsarnaev case and many others, the standard that defense attorneys and prosecutors have tried to live up to for nearly a century has been the 12-hour closing argument by Charles Darrow in the trial of Leopold and Loeb.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Debt Collectors, Social Darwinism and William Jennings Bryan

Don McNay | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Don McNay

In the over 90 years since William Jennings Bryan's death, we have seen scores of major atrocities played out with the theory of "survival of the fittest" as a motivating factor. We are also seeing it at every level of business and society.

Google Glass

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

With the advent of Glass, we are about to enter a world in which the average American will spend pretty much all their time in front of a screen -- both accessing content, and creating it. This is a fundamental change in human behavior -- something we as a species have no prior experience with.

David Sands

Bringing A Historic Civil Rights Trial To Life | David Sands | Posted 01.12.2012 | Detroit

In 1925, Dr. Ossian Sweet, a successful African-American physician, moved his family into an all-white neighborhood on Detroit's east side. Soon after...

Kim Simac vs. Clarence Darrow: How Wisconsin Recalls and Miss USA Mirror Scopes Monkey Trial

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Eighty-six years later, the debate over evolution continues, its central ideologies as old and thoughtful as Copernicus, as new and thoughtless as Simac and Michele Bachmann, as inert as rosary beads, as combustible as pure hydrogen.

Any Channel

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

To me, the most momentous phrase in the American lexicon is when a friend calls up and says some version of, "Turn on your television... to any channel." What made last night different, though, was that the news was not bad.