2016 in Quotes: The Presidential Campaign

It’s that time again — our annual review of the most offensive, ridiculous and otherwise outrageous quotes we heard from the right over the past 12 months. We’ve got a real basket of deplorables to share this year. You can check out previous posts from the Year in Quotes here. Today we’ll start with what we heard […]

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For the Religious Right, It’s All about Shaming

The right in America seems increasingly hostile to science and facts. We see that clearly in debates over issues like climate change and evolution. But it’s also a big problem when it comes to sex education — especially if it involves anything to do with LGBTQ youth. The latest example: an essay from a religious-right author that […]

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Disingenuous Cynthia Dunbar Unites Texas Ed Board Against Her Textbook

The often deeply divided Texas State Board of Education just voted unanimously — 14-0 — to reject the controversial and error-plagued Mexican American Heritage textbook. (Board member David Bradley, R-Beaumont, was absent.) The board must vote again on Friday, but it would be very surprising if the board reverses today’s decision. It’s ironic that Cynthia Dunbar, whose company […]

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#RejectTheText

Today the State Board of Education heard public testimony about the error-plagued, deeply offensive Mexican American Heritage textbook proposed for Texas public schools. Tuesday morning the Texas Freedom Network helped organize a press conference featuring widely respected scholars and community advocates who called on the state board to #RejectTheText. Here’s the press release we sent out […]

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