On Sunday night, President Obama spoke at what was called an “interfaith” vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. And, as it usually does, “interfaith” was basically just a code word for “Christian,” given all the religious references in it:
Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.
But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]
In South Carolina, Rep. Tim Scott will soon take over Senator Jim DeMint‘s Senate seat. (Sorry, Herb Silverman!)
While it’s not surprising that Scott holds conservative views like both DeMint and Governor Nikki Haley (who appointed him), it’s worth looking into his views on church/state separation… turns out he doesn’t give a damn about it. [Read more...]