The Supreme Court is primed to wade in on a new controversy about state funding for religious schools

U.S. Supreme Court, 2021

by Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton
Since 1947, one topic in education has regularly come up at the Supreme Court more often than any other: disputes over religion.
That year, in Everson v. Board of Education, the justices upheld a New Jersey law allowing school boards to reimburse parents for transportation costs to and from schools, including religious ones.

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The New Confederacy

Let’s talk about the neo-Confederates of today, the party of the Confederacy. For a lot of leftists, that’s the Republican Party because they believe there was a big switch, and the Republican Party is now the party of the Confederacy. But this is not true. The Republican Party, in fact, remains anchored to its Lincoln tradition, while the Democrats remain the party of racism.

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The GOP now stands for trolls, vigilantes, death

President Donald J. Trump arrives in the House chamber and is greeted by members of Congress prior to delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

The Rittenhouse verdict sent a shudder through America as terrorists and vigilantes celebrated: one right-winger called for wholesale slaughter of Democrats saying on Telegram, “The left won’t stop until their bodies get stacked up like cord wood.

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This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for democracy and the commonsense of ordinary Americans

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Our annual Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal at our house. This year, there are three generations of McFarlands at the table, ranging in age from 80 years to 80 days.
After the feast and before the pies, we always go around the table asking everyone what they’re most thankful for this year.

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Wealthiest 1% get richer under Dems' reckless tax-and-spend package

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The Democrats’ self-stated effort to “change America,” and to do so unilaterally through the budget reconciliation process, has revolved around an ever-changing menu of tax hikes guided not by sound tax policy, but by the revenue they want to raise.   
These reckless tax hikes are being sold under the guise of “taxing the rich,” “leveling the playing field” or having people pay their “fair share.

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Chris Christie is wrong: Election integrity matters

November 24, 2021 12:00 AM

By Rep. Billy Long

Elections have consequences. That is why we must have free, fair, and secure elections.
In an effort to tee up another failed run for president, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently stated that everyone should move on from the 2020 election, criticizing former President Donald Trump and his supporters for focusing on it.
Christie is completely out of touch with voters. Trump is right to focus on election integrity.

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The right is using the Wisconsin parade tragedy to attack bail reform — but they need a fact-check

After an SUV plowed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 21, killing five people and injuring 48, including many children, hard-right pundits treated the subsequent arrest of Darrell Brooks like a gift.
Jennifer Van Laar, the editor of popular conservative blog Red State, tweeted, “FIFTY PAGES in Darrell Brooks’ criminal record. Drugs, violence, crimes of moral turpitude, sexual offenses. But hey, let’s allow him to bond out on $1000 even though he’s charged with jumping bail.

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Now that Rittenhouse is not guilty, can Norfolk Police Officer Kelly have his job back?

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The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse produced a number of immediate changes beyond the custodial status of the 18-year-old himself. 
GoFundMe lifted its ban on people contributing to his defense – after his defense was over and the verdict was in. Some media outlets finally reported on evidence that supported his self-defense claims and one critic called for “revisiting” the clearly biased reporting in the case.

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Now that Rittenhouse is not guilty, can Norfolk Police Officer Kelly have his job back?

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The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse produced a number of immediate changes beyond the custodial status of the 18-year-old himself. 
GoFundMe lifted its ban on people contributing to his defense – after his defense was over and the verdict was in. Some media outlets finally reported on evidence that supported his self-defense claims and one critic called for “revisiting” the clearly biased reporting in the case.

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