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The Know-Nothings of the 1800s and the No-Mosquers of the new millenium

Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:

The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?

In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob [...]

Breaking: Palin Book-Banning Pressure Concurrent with Her Church's Censorship Movement

ABC’s Brian Ross reported yesterday that Sarah Palin’s repeated questioning of the Wasilla librarian about banning books, and then Palin’s firing of the librarian just weeks later, did not occur in a vacuum. Palin’s pointed questioning occurred at the same time Palin’s church was spearheading an effort to remove books not just from the local [...]

Sarah Palin to Librarian: Ban These Books Or You're Fired!

Gary sends me a link this morning to Time magazine about Palin’s time as mayor:

Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. “She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. “The [...]