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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Science trumps faith in court

From today's Winston-Salem Journal:

HARRISBURG, PA — In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district yesterday from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class, saying that the concept is creationism in disguise.
Judge John E. Jones of U.S. District Court delivered a stinging attack on the Dover Area School Board, saying that its decision in October 2004, the first in the nation, to insert intelligent design into the science curriculum violated the constitutional separation of church and state.


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