Butler University had the opportunity to welcome one of the most important figures of our times for what was certain to be a non-partisan commencement speech: Chief Justice John Roberts. However, the Faculty Senate, via secret ballot, shot down this opportunity. These self-appointed guardians of diversity and tolerance are terrified of a genuine open and free exchange of ideas.
This video from PolitiZoid is a fantastic glimpse into what terrorists do to pass the time at Club Gitmo. Now we knew Gitmo wasn’t the hellhole the terrorists and their lawyers would have us believe (their quarters and meals at Gitmo are far better than most of them were getting back in their home countries), but who could have guessed they’d be having this much fun?
The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Global Warming in Historical Perspective; Obama and NOAA may soon abolish recreational fishing; State’s Rights Can Live Again; Climate Confusion at the National Association of Evangelicals; Tea Party Danger: Mediocrity; Public Education: The Indoctrination Factory; Open wide: Dems plan to ram it down whole; and more!
The Texas State Board of Education voted on Friday to approve new standards for social studies classes. The 11-4 vote was a preliminary approval for a curriculum that will serve as the framework in Texas classrooms for the next 10 years. Texas has the second largest school system in the nation, behind California, and is the second-largest textbook market in the country. The Lone Star state can thus have influence over the reading material used in classrooms nationwide.
A Christian legal group filed an appeal this week to fight a ban against a church meeting in homes. With only seven members, Oasis of Truth Church was ordered to stop holding all activities, including Bible studies, leadership meetings and fellowship activities, in Pastor Joe Sutherland’s home in Gilbert, Ariz. Alliance Defense Fund attorneys contend in the appeal that was filed Wednesday that banning religious meetings of any size or frequency in a home is unprecedented and unconstitutional.