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Separation of Church and State? Holy Books in American State Legislatures, 2015

Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in 2015 featuring the word “Bible”: 267 Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in 2015 featuring the word “Koran”: 2 Number of search results for bills before Congress and the state legislatures in

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What are Your Election Day Stories for 2015?

This morning at 9 AM, I sauntered into my town office to vote.  There was no line out the door.  There were no candidates politicking right outside the acceptable boundary.  There were hardly any cars in the parking lot.  Some nice elderly volunteers were having

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Update On Donald Trump’s Big Chill

If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change?

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Report: Charter Schools Waste and Fail across 12 States

Yesterday, the Center for Media and Democracy released a new report on the publicly-funded, privately-run and deregulated entities known as “charter schools.” The theory behind charter schools was that private entrepreneurs could run schools in communities much better than the communities themselves, if only they

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Maine Foliage Report, October 1: Green

Courtesy of Bangor Daily News, the Maine Foliage Report for October 1 2015: Is this what climate change looks like? Not necessarily. This could just be an abnormal year for Maine — and it certainly is abnormal. Past foliage reports from the Maine Department of

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?