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It is nice to know that things are working so smoothly over in Oklahoma that Representative Todd Thomsen has the free time to propose a resolution (HR 1015) opposing the invitation to Richard Dawkins to speak on campus; encouraging the University of Oklahoma to engage in a certain discussion of certain scientific theories; and directing…

Liberal logic

See here. (HT to Errol)

Florida joins the pack

NCSE is reporting that SB 2396 has been proposed in Florida. It will require "thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution." The bill is sponsored by Stephen R. Wise (R-District 5). Amazing how many of these bills are being sponsored by Republicans. You’d think they’d have more important things to worry…

Missouri

No sooner than Oklahoma?s SB 320 gets axed than we find out about another ?academic freedom?/?strengths and weaknesses? bill. This time it?s Missouri HB 656 introduced on Feb 10th. As NCSE reports, Robert Wayne Cooper (R-District 155), the chief sponsor, has a history of wasting time introducing pro-creationism bills. So the current state of play…

Republican War on Education

Let’s look at what the Republicans in the Senate are currently fighting against in the stimulus bill: $40 billion in aid to state governments for education and other programs; money that economists say is a relatively efficient way to pump up the economy by preventing layoffs, cuts in services or tax increases. $20 billion for…

Andy Schlafly over at the Eagle Forum on Springsteen’s performance at the Super Bowl half-time show: Springsteen sang nearly all his top hits … except there was one glaring omission. He did not sing "Born in the U.S.A.," one of his most popular tunes of all. Wonder why??? The Obama mind controllers would not have…

Obama said: “My administration will not deny facts — we will be guided by them” And then actually began to do something about climate change. A good start.

Last word

Gene Robinson

  Amen, indeed.   Transcript below the fold

Around the world

No doubt the boy in the bubble thinks he’s done a heckuva job. From here: Toronto Star: “Bush was an unmitigated disaster, failing on the big issues from the invasion of Iraq to global warming, Hurricane Katrina and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” Daily Mail: “He leaves the world facing its biggest…