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Watch: Bill Moyers Interview with TFN Founder Cecile Richards

Bill Moyers hosted TFN founder and current Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on the latest episode of his PBS show to discuss the religious-right crusade against reproductive rights. Here, a synopsis of the show followed by the full invterview: Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion, was [...]

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SBOE Politics as Usual: Textbook Review Once Again Plagued by Lack of Expertise

The Texas State Board of Education will vote in November on new social studies textbooks that will be in Texas classrooms for the next decade. Earlier this month, official state review panels met in Austin to vet those books. As we did during the science textbook adoption process last year, the Texas Freedom Network researched who got appointed to the [...]

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The Week in Quotes (July 6 – 12)

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

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The Week in Quotes (June 29 – July 5)

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

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Supreme Court’s Birth Control Decision Redefines ‘Religious Freedom’

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby can opt out of the requirement that employers include coverage for birth control in their employee health insurance plans. We just sent out the following press release criticizing this reckless decision. SUPREME COURT’S BIRTH CONTROL DECISION REDEFINES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM [...]

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The Week in Quotes (June 22 – 28)

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

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The Week in Quotes (June 15 – 21)

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

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The Week in Quotes (June 8 – 14)

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

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Review of New Book: ‘Teachers Versus the Public’

Our friend Edd Doerr, president of Americans for Religious Liberty, has graciously granted permission for us to publish his review of Teachers versus the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix Them, a new publication from Brookings Institute Press. The publication, authored by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West, purportedly [...]

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The Week in Quotes (June 1 – 7)

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

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