These aren’t normal times.

Just so we are clear on the kind of thing we’re up against. Trump chose Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Scott hates the EPA and has been a vocal opponent of the EPA. Scott doesn’t believe in climate change. Scott is a huge supporter of and in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.Continue reading “These aren’t normal times.”

“there’s nothing in the Bible about state education”

By Travis Gettys A Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor wants to replace public schooling with church-run schools, but he admits it would be a difficult process that could take years. Ray Moore, a retired Army Reserves chaplain and president of Frontline Ministries, sketched out his plan for dismantling public education in the U.S.Continue reading ““there’s nothing in the Bible about state education””

an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure

By Stephen Foster, Jr. Long one of the most conservative states  in the nation, Oklahoma is one state that has steadfastly refused to implement comprehensive sex education that includes contraception. Instead, Republicans in the state have advocated for abstinence-only plans that have been proven not to work time and time again. And because of that epicContinue reading “an Oklahoma school district figures out that abstinence-only sex ed is a complete failure”

religious states = highest teen pregnancy states. why?

So, what do you think?  Why the correlation?  This goes beyond this graphic, but why are the most religious states also the states with the highest teen pregnancy rates, and the poorest states, and the most politically conservative states, and the states receiving the most in welfare and other government aid?  What is the connection?Continue reading “religious states = highest teen pregnancy states. why?”