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Texas Board of Education to be headed by a homeschooler

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) The Texas Board of Education creates "policies and standards for Texas public schools." Gov. Greg Abbott's choice to head this body setting policies and standards for Texas public schools is a woman whose own children never attended those public schools—they were homeschooled and then sent to a private high school. Show More Summary

Obama lauds ACA decision, tells whiners it's time to move on

President Obama took a victory lap for the Affordable Care Act in this morning's weekly address, and who can blame him? Five years ago, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. Show More Summary

This week in science: hot crab and warm jellies

Do you remember the nine planets you may or may not have learned about in elementary school? Yes, Pluto is grandfathered in, or at least gets a special pass! And speaking of Pluto, in less than three weeks, thanks to New Horizons and...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Obama wins, Scalia loses

Watch this. It's incredible. Reuters: Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion upholding subsidies on the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange is a big gift to Republicans. Though he was ruling against the expressed desire of every...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Congressional panel again bars federal research into gun violence

Americans who may have hoped that the latest of American mass murders would result in even the tiniest reflection on American gun policies got a blunt answer from House Republicans this week: No. A GOP-led panel blocked a proposal Wednesday...Show More Summary

Michigan Republicans move to block local sick leave and minimum wage laws

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) One of the things Republicans like to do with control of state government is make sure that cities and towns don't pass any pesky laws improving conditions for workers. We can't have local government ruining all...Show More Summary

July could be a very bad month for reproductive freedom in America

On July 1, nearly every abortion clinic will close in the state of Texas unless the Supreme Court intervenes. That would leave the state's 13.5 million women with access to all of eight clinics in six cities. But that's just the beginning of the restrictions that could potentially unfold over the month. Show More Summary

Jeb! Bush video features sketchy for-profit charter chain

Education is one of Jeb! Bush's signature issues, maybe the signature issue. Charter schools are his thing, and Florida has some doozies thanks to the policies he set in motion and the state's Republicans have continued. Jeb! helpedShow More Summary

Jeb's 'sloppy and irresponsible' purge of Florida's voter rolls disenfranchised African Americans

Jeb Bush still doesn't have a good answer for his effort to purge Florida's voter rolls of convicted felons in 1999, the year before the infamous election in which several hundred Sunshine State votes would secure the presidency for his brother, George W. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz on marriage equality: 'Some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history'

Fainting couch deployed, commence dramatic meltdown. Republican presidential candidate and actual American senator Ted Cruz joined Fox News host Sean Hannity on Hannity's radio show to foam and sputter about today's Supreme Court decision...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Our national conversations

Click to enlarge. After every tragedy, we engage in a “national conversation” about how we can prevent it from happening again. That usually devolves into partisan bickering before any significant change happens. Maybe this time will be different. And maybe one day Lucy will let Charlie Brown kick that football.

Republican leaders beginning to panic over Donald Trump

Republican leaders seriously, seriously do not like the entry of Donald Trump into their new-and-improved-for-2016 "serious" presidential race. “Donald Trump is like watching a road-side accident,” said former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. Show More Summary

In Charleston eulogy, Obama facilitated one of the most unique moments in presidential history

President Obama delivering the eulogy of State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney Speaking to over 5,000 mourners gathered inside of the TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina, and millions of people watching live across the country, President Barack Obama, in giving the eulogy of the slain State Sen. Show More Summary

Show me the Democrat who said 'we must resist and reject judicial tyranny' after Bush v. Gore

How much hypocrisy? THIS much. Show me a Democrat anywhere near as prominent as former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee who said anything close to what he said after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage...Show More Summary

Scalia's gay marriage dissent is, as usual, gloriously wacky

One of the best parts of any Supreme Court decision that doesn't go the absolute farthest-right way is reading Justice Antonin Scalia's increasingly unhinged dissenting opinions. He does not disappoint here, beginning by calling theShow More Summary

Midday open thread: Baseball, clowns and previews

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Blame the flag: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... North Carolina's Selma, by Denise Oliver Velez That is some heritage to be proud of, by Mark E Andersen GOP laments 'worst decision since Dred Scott.' Again,...Show More Summary

Marriage equality doesn't make LGBT people safe from job or housing discrimination

Wonderful, but not the only right people need. Marriage equality is spreading to the entire United States, and celebration is in order. But do not for a moment think that the fight for LGBT equality is over. In more than half of theShow More Summary

Texas attorney general: Supreme Court ruling 'a dilution of marriage as a societal institution'

GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton (left) with Gov. Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Friday issued a defiant battle cry for "religious liberty" following the Supreme Court's historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. As...Show More Summary

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