White parents cry 'racism' over hip-hop ban

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE OREGONIAN) Portland Public Schools officials are rethinking a district ban on rap music on buses after allegations of racism. The district had banished hip-hop from its buses, more…

What's happened since women got the vote?

by Bill Federer -- 6,000 years of recorded world history reveal the most common form of government is monarchy and the most powerful monarch was the British monarch. The British Empire at more…

Doctors ask feds to probe live-animal experiments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE STATE) COLUMBIA - An animal-rights group on Thursday called for a federal investigation into the University of South Carolina’s use of live pigs in emergency medicine training. more…

Now scientists trace global warming back to 1830

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sydney Morning Herald) That's about half a century before the first comprehensive instrumental records began – and about the time Dickens began his novels depicting Victorian Britain's rush more…

Prepare your kids to pledge Mexican flag

by Bob Unruh -- The U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 ruled that schools cannot force students to participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory. The justices affirmed more…

The man who believed 'an undevout astronomer is mad'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2352535" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sir William Herschel[/caption] William Herschel discovered the first planet since ancient antiquity in 1781. He desired to name the planet after King George III, more…