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Heads Up, Houston

Our friends at Thompson & Knight, LLP and the Houston Society of the Archaeological  Institute of America have asked us to extend an invitation to TFN members and supporters in the Houston area to attend an event next week: The First Wild, Wild West: Jamestown Archaeology and the Origins of Modern America featuring Dr. Bill […]

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Separated at Birth

Has anyone ever seen the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and Dallas First Baptist Church Pastor Robert Jeffress together in the same room at the same time? No, I’m not implying that one is Clark Kent and that the other is Superman. What I’m saying is, well, this: “Because my argument all along has been […]

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Disarming the SBOE Culture Warriors

Earlier today the TFN Education Fund released an analysis of Senate Bill 6, a piece of legislation that was signed into law earlier this summer. SB 6 includes a provision that has received little attention from the general public, but that promises to have a considerable impact on what Texas children learn in public schools. […]


Follow Our The Response Coverage

We are at Gov. Rick Perry’s The Response to observe. Follow our updates at and watch for #theresponse.


Technical Issues

UPDATE: We hope we have these technical issues resolved. Fingers crossed. TFN Insider has been experiencing some strange technical issues the last two days. We apologize if you’ve had problems accessing the blog. We’re working on it and hope to have everything smoothed out soon.

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The Week in Quotes (May 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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Interesting Timing, Chuck

We hope we don’t get beat down for daring to mess with Chuck Norris, but here goes. For a while now, the movie and TV star — and now far-right icon — has been penning opinion pieces for the far-right propagandist website WorldNetDaily. In part three of what he calls the “Top 10 U.S. infiltrations […]


Of Pandas and Texas

Breaking news from today’s State Board of Education meeting. The long and short of it — the war on science is officially back on in Texas. See TFN’s press statement for the basics. And watch TFN Insider for more in the days to come. CREATIONIST GROUP PUSHES ANTI-EVOLUTION MATERIALS IN TEXAS SCIENCE CLASSES Texas SBOE […]

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‘The Willingness to Die’

Think the tea party is going to tone down its violent rhetoric in the wake of the horrific shooting that left six innocent people dead in Arizona last weekend? Think the religious right is willing to let lawmakers focus on critical fiscal issues in these tough economic times? Think the far right has recognized the […]

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Jesus Favored Tax Cuts for the Rich?

In case you missed it, on his show last night Stephen Colbert gave a theology lesson to Bill O’Reilly and the other sanctimonious supply-siders who draft Jesus into their “no help for the poor” army. Because if this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend […]

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