Issue No. 56: Spring '05
This issue hit the streets April 1. This is some of it. Enjoy.
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From the Editor
by Craig Mazer
Editorial: Schiavo Case Shows It's Time to Again Address the Issue of Euthanasia"We must recognize that quality of life is something everyone is given the right to and that, as intelligent beings, we also have the right to end our livesor have them ended for uswhen they no longer have any quality."
From the Beagle to the School Board: God Goes back to School
by Morris Sullivan
Almost 150 years since Darwin published Origin of Species, most Americans still don't want to think they're related to fish and monkeys. Since elections put even more fundamentalist Christians into legislatures and school boards, a little pressure from the right and the efforts of "new" creation scientists threaten to put "In the beginning, God ..." alongside evolution and genetics in the science curricula.
by Don Pflaster
The Thought Police Strike Again! As we continue to see the walls closing around our freedoms, it is ever more important to keep the ball in the air when things like this happen, express our foul disgust, and verbally smack around the nimrods responsible.
Comic Relief: The Muddlemarch
by Neal Skorpen
Choose: Enough?!? | Cause and Effect II
Killing the Messenger: Ward Churchill's Sins Against the Empire
by Dr. Steven Best
The chickens of McCarthyism have come home to roost in Bush’s Neo-Nazi America. As evident in the electronic lynching of Prof. Ward Churchill, free speech and academic freedom are gravely imperiled. But the real target of the right-wing jihad is the Constitution and academic freedom itself.
Embracing the Two-Year-Old Within: A Look At Televised Journalism
by Adam Finley
TV journalism can be a very rewarding career, but it can take hours, even days, of training.
Quickies by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.
Advertiser Index: The businesses that make this magazine possible; includes lots of cool music-label links.
This issue's quotes:Richard Nixon
"Academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpointno matter how distasteful to the majority."
"Modern man no longer regards Nature as in any sense divine and feels perfectly free to behave toward her as an overweening conqueror and tyrant."