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Texas schools to teach kids that ‘separation of church and state’ not in Constitution

Students will also study dollar’s decline, US removal of gold standard Texas schoolchildren will be required to learn that the words “separation of church and state” aren’t in the Constitution and evaluate whether the United Nations undermines U.S. sovereignty under new social studies curriculum. In final votes late Friday, conservatives…

Supreme Court rules life sentences for some minors is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release. The court ruled…

Stewart: Glenn Beck is more ‘reasonable’ than John McCain

Glenn Beck makes a habit out of shocking people… but not usually his colleagues at Fox News. Following the arrest of a suspect in the failed Times Square bombing, Beck surprised the hosts of Fox & Friends Tuesday by saying, as a U.S. citizen, Faisal Shahzad should be Mirandized. Once…

Rove appeals to traditionalists fearful of census

For many conservative Americans, it is more soothing to rely on the past to help get through the present. “Author and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove will appear in a new public service announcement from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to convince people to mail back their 2010…

White House, experts: States’ lawsuits over health reform will fail

The White House says it isn’t worried that 13 state attorneys general are suing to overturn the massive health care overhaul, and many legal experts agree the effort is futile. But the lawsuit, filed in federal court seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed the 10-year, $938 billion health care…

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change deniers are ‘unpatriotic’

Frozen water fell from the sky today, therefore thousands of scientists the world over are liars. Just go with it. That’s the narrative coming from Fox News in their coverage of the heavy snow blanketing the eastern coast of the United States this winter. Thankfully, there’s Bill Nye the Science…

Fact check: Palin’s claims in Tea Party speech debunked

WASHINGTON — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lauded the virtues of the Constitution in her Tea Party Convention speech Saturday, but some of her claims appear markedly flawed. Reports over the weekend also challenged her account of recent history on national security and terrorism. In her speech, Palin made numerous…

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