Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips: “Rosa Parks did not move to the front of the bus to support sodomy.” — Barb Davis White, a Tea Party activist and Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, testifying before a legislative committee contemplating the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state Stay informed with TFN News Clips, a […]

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Barton: Garbage in, Garbage out

The Texas Tea Party provides another good example of how David Barton’s poor scholarship (if you can call it scholarship) isn’t just bad for public education – it also fosters falsehoods and distortions throughout our civic life. One of the links on the Tea Party Web site asks: “What of our Christian Heritage?” Visitors then […]

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Using Extremism to Build a Movement

“After I spent the weekend at the Tea Party National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., it has become clear to me that the movement is dominated by people whose vision of the government is conspiratorial and dangerously detached from reality. It’s more John Birch than John Adams. . . .  Within a few hours in Nashville, […]

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Slavery and the Good Ol’ Days?

Last week’s public hearing on proposed social studies curriculum standards for Texas public schools drew an interesting assortment of right-wing groups and ideologues. In fact, as the State Board of Education heard testimony inside the meeting room, Tea Partiers rallied in the lobby. The “rally” — if you can call it that — seemed mostly to […]

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Tea Partiers: ‘Take Back Our Schools!’

Next week’s public hearing on social studies curriculum standards in Austin could resemble last summer’s angry protests over health insurance reform. That’s because the anti-government Tea Party brigades are now turning their attention to curriculum matters at the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). The Austin Texas Tea Party Web site is screaming: “Take Back […]

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