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Texas Board of Education strikes a blow to progressivism

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Even if the health care bill fails, and if Republicans win back majority control in the House this November, the biggest conservative victory of the year probably took place this afternoon in Austin, Texas.¬† After years of progressive slant in social studies textbooks, the Texas State Board of Education approved a new curriculum that would include more conservative ideas. This news is particularly important because it will effect how books are written nation-wide, as publishers […]

Local Elections: My picks for 2009

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This Tuesday Houstonians will be voting on a number of important issues, including Mayor, Controller, several City Council positions and a handful of State Constitutional Amendments. The exceptionally small voter turnout at local elections reveals a great public misunderstanding about the institutions and individuals that affect our daily lives. On the other hand it¬†allows those of us who do vote to have an increased influence on local issues. National figures often climb their way up […]