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Opponents of private school vouchers delivered a strong message to Texas House Public Education Committee members at a public hearing on Monday: stop trying to use tax dollars to subsidize private and religious schools at the expense of our neighborhood public schools. Read More

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond. Read More

Watching religious-righters twist themselves into knots in an effort to explain their support for Donald Trump has been a fascinating experience. Consider, for example, the experience of state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano. Read More

Dallas Religious-Right Leader, Prominent Trump Supporter Says Right to Privacy Is Imaginary, Invented

Robert Jeffress, the far-right pastor of a Dallas megachurch and a prominent religious-right supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is arguing that the Constitution doesn't protect a right to privacy for Americans. In one of his "Daily Devotion" emails sent to followers last week, Jeffress attacks Supreme Court justices for supposedly "inventing" that right: Read More

What is it with the American right's love affair with Vladimir Putin's Russia these days? Tom Pauken, who served as chair of the Texas Republican Party in the 1990s and currently supports Donald Trump for president, tweeted this morning that Russia is "returning to its Christian roots" while the United States is "going in the opposite direction." Read More

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