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Rewriting history in Texas

Remember how I told you that Republicans in Texas were attempting to make a few “minor” changes to their state’s K-12 history textbooks, like removing any mention of that little “separation of church and state” thing? Well, it looks like they’ve made some tremendous headway in the last few days. Since we last discussed it, […]

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How Christian were our Founding Fathers?

It’s a question that we’ve discussed here many times over the past half-dozen years – how Christian were the founding fathers? And this weekend’s New York Times magazine goes into a great deal of depth on the subject, while exploring the current battle being waged within the Texas School Board on the rewriting of American […]

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Michael Pollan: “suddenly the health insurers will have an interest in your health”

Food writer Michael Pollan, the man responsible for “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” visited the Daily Show yesterday, where he had the following exchange with Jon Stewart: Pollan: I think we need to recognize that cheap food has a very high cost. In terms of health. In terms of the environment. And that cost is getting paid […]

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