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  • Rekha Basu: Reasoned response to fundamentalism gains strength in Iowa

    A young girl stood up at the microphone in front of a theater packed with adults and asked the speaker how she could ensure she receives an adequate science education. Richard Dawkins, world renowned British evolutionary biologist, who is said to be the most cited living scientist, paused. Then he said he was sorry if her teachers were "refusing to teach seriously." He urged her to complain, and advised open-mindedness and critical thinking. "Ask yourself, is this the kind of thing you're being told because of evidence or just from authority," he said. "Mistrust it if it is from authority."
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...

    Gabby Douglas set to work with former coach

    Gabby Douglas set to work with former coach
    Guess who’s back. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is teaming up with her old coach Liang Chow again. It was Chow who helped Douglas win gold in 2012. Chow told the Des Moines Register that Douglas would return to train at his gym in West Des Moines....

    Rekha Basu: While America moves forward, Iowa Republicans step backward

    As stealthily as it reared its ugly head, the power to harness prejudice against gay people to win national elections is shriveling up and dying a well-deserved death. Republicans see that, even if they won't all say it out loud, and even if presidential...

    PETA drops vegan eatery proposal for Dahmer home

    AKRON, Ohio National animal welfare group PETA is abandoning its idea to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Bath Township, Ohio, into a vegan restaurant. "We regret that we won't be able to move forward with this project, even though...