The Obligation to Speak for the Soldiers

To build support for the invasion of Iraq that he wanted10, President Bush and his top advisors hyped the false ideas that Iraq was close to deploying nuclear weapons and was working with Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization blamed for…

A Simple Censure is Warranted

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Friday on a resolution to censure President Bush for his domestic warrantless wiretapping program1. The censure would be only a slap on the wrist, but would serve notice that the Senate is watching…

Towards the Center of the Milky Way

In 1783 Rev. John Mitchell put forth the idea of a dark star, one with such gravity that light could not escape it1. But after Thomas Young showed that light acts as a wave, rather than particles, the idea lay…

Helen Keller in Her Own Words

A fever took Helen Keller’s sight and hearing at the age of one-and-a-half. On March 3, 1887, when Keller was six, a teacher, Anne Sullivan, came to stay at her house. Sullivan taught Keller language by spelling into her hand.…