Politics and civics

Barry Goldwater on religion in politics

Although titled “To Be Conservative,” Goldwater’s statement was a resounding denunciation of the GOP’s then-growing alignment with “political preachers.”

Education Tech & society

America’s Rejection Of Evolution Reflected In Miss U.S.A. Pageant

The first live radio broadcast from a trial was the Scopes trial in 1925. John Scopes, a Tennessee high school biology teacher, was convicted of violating the Butler Act, which prohibited teaching evolution in schools. His trial highlighted the divide between science and fundamentalist (literalist) religion in the United States. Flash forward to 2011: only one contestant in […]