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Faith and Climate Change

We told you earlier this month that Texas Congressman Joe Barton, R-Ennis, could become chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in January. Such a possibility worries climate scientists because Barton is hostile to efforts to reduce carbon emissions as a way of slowing global warming. For example, Barton bizarrely opposes even replacing the […]

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TFN, National Groups Support Resolution

The Texas Freedom Network just issued the following press release: TFN Joins National Groups Opposing Politicization of Curriculum Standards in Texas Letter Supports U.S. House Resolution Calling for Experts to Determine Standards, Not Politicians FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2010 The Texas Freedom Network and the Texas Faith Network have joined nearly two dozen national […]

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Lawmakers to Texas Ed Board: It’s Time to Talk

Today Texas lawmakers picked up a bigger megaphone to get the attention of a bitterly divided,¬†out-of-control¬†State Board of Education. At a Capitol press conference, members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) announced that they are scheduling a public hearing for April 28 to examine how and why the state board has run off the […]

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