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  • Second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

    04/21/2017 6:32:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/21/2017 | John R. Ellemont
    Two Harvard University researchers announced Friday that they have found a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a tiny records office in southern England. The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen said in a statement. The newly discovered document — which the two have dated to the 1780s — was found in the town of Chichester archives, and is believed to have originally belonged to Duke of Richmond who was known as the “Radical Duke,’’ for the support he gave to Americans during the...
  • Virtue Ethics & Broken Windows: Why I am not a Libertarian By Joe Carter

    09/20/2008 9:47:31 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 39 replies · 122+ views
    culture11.com ^ | September 19th, 2008 | Joe Carter
    Virtue Ethics & Broken Windows: Why I am not a Libertarian By Joe Carter Charles Murray almost had me. When I first read Murray’s What It Means To Be A Libertarian nearly ten years ago I was compelled by the thrust of his argument. “Freedom is first of all our birthright,” Murray claimed. “An adult making an honest living and minding his own business deserves to be left alone to live his life. He deserves to be free.” Libertarianism appeared to be an attractive political philosophy, yet something was missing. It reminded me of my high school days when after...
  • High School Student Raises Questions About Textbook Bias

    04/09/2008 9:37:25 AM PDT · by 14erClimb · 66 replies · 108+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | April 8, 2008 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded. They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools.
  • Student Sees Problems With H.S. Text

    04/08/2008 4:20:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 134+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/8/8 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD, AP Education Writer
    Talk about a civics lesson: A high-school senior has raised questions about political bias in a popular textbook on U.S. government, and legal scholars and top scientists say the teen's criticism is well-founded. They say "American Government" by conservatives James Wilson and John Dilulio presents a skewed view of topics from global warming to separation of church and state. The publisher now says it will review the book, as will the College Board, which oversees college-level Advanced Placement courses used in high schools. Student Matthew LaClair of Kearny, N.J., recently brought his concerns to the attention of the Center for...