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21 Years

Witch trials. Still with us. The Guardian reports: Dan Keller has left an Austin jail, a week after his wife was released – and 21 years after the pair were given a 48-year sentence for sexual assault during America’s “Satanic … Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s “Merry Christmas”

MSN reports: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges — but also stressed that freedom of religion is not the same thing … Continue reading

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Free Speech at the Abortion (or anti-abortion) Clinic (2)

In a mildly encouraging development (and one that follows a somewhat similar case concerning politicians playing doctor, but in New York) a federal judge has blocked at least part of the new Texas sonogram law. Over at the Washington Monthly, … Continue reading

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A Multitude, Maybe Missing

Via CNN: It’s likely not the response Rick Perry was expecting. Earlier this year, the Texas Governor called on Christians across the U.S. to come to Houston for a prayer event aimed at bringing God’s help to a “nation in … Continue reading

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The Texas Curriculum

Razib, there are, of course, idiocies in the changes in the Texas curriculum (as described in that New York Times piece), not least in choosing Thomas Aquinas over Thomas Jefferson as an influence on the revolutions of the late 18th … Continue reading

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It must come back into balance…eventually

Conservatives in Texas won a curriculum change battle. But another event also occurred which was of note: The Religious Right suffered a surprise setback in Texas when incumbent Don McLeroy—a creationist and critic of church-state separation—narrowly lost his re-election bid … Continue reading

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