Anti-Muslim Groups Complain AL Textbooks Promote Islam Over Christianity

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published December 18, 2013 - 8:28am

Alabama’s state board of education delayed an approval vote on 12 middle school history textbooks last week after the anti-Muslim groups Eagle Forum of Alabama and ACT! For America claimed that the books promoted Islam over Christianity.


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Bill O'Reilly Says 'Megyn Kelly Is Correct. Santa Was A White Person'

Contributor Staff for The Contributor Published December 17, 2013 - 8:56am

Bill O'Reilly took to the airways on Monday night to defend colleague Megyn Kelly's assertion that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white. "In this case, Megyn Kelly is correct. Santa was a white person," O'Reilly said. "Does that matter? No. It doesn't matter."


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Wall Street Picks at Detroit's Bones, Unions Fight to Save the City's Pensions

Sam Seder for Majority Report with Sam Seder Published December 6, 2013 - 11:00am

Chris Savage of EclectaBlog joins Sam Seder to help explain the ins and outs of Detroit's woes. From the exploitation of Wall Street, to the ways unions are fighting to save the city's pensions, the two cover all the bases.


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Tea Party Challenger: Social Security Net is the 'Role of the Church'

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published December 6, 2013 - 7:00am

South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright is currently leading the field of Tea Party primary challengers to Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, all of whom think the very conservative senator is not conservative enough.


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H20 No: Flammable Water Found Near Gas Drilling Sites in Louisiana

Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams Published December 5, 2013 - 7:00am

Flammable tap water, a horror the film Gasland brought to the big screen, is reality for one Dixie, Louisiana family. The Parker family, who resides in the Shreveport-area town near natural gas drilling sites, has "been having issues with their water for about a year," according to local news KSLA.


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New Aerial Video of AL Oil Spill Call Cleanup Into Question

Melissa Troutman for Public Herald Published December 3, 2013 - 7:00am

Ongoing efforts to clean up an Alabama oil spill are under scrutiny after a train carrying 2.7 million gallons of North Dakota Bakken crude oil exploded, spilling into wetlands just outside the town of Aliceville. Photojournalist John Wathen captured video of cleanup efforts one week after the November 7th derailment, and the footage prompts questions about the efficacy of methods being used.


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A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town

Sam Eifling and Zahra Hirji for InsideClimate News Published November 27, 2013 - 7:00am

Eight months after an ExxonMobil pipeline leaked Canadian oil across an Arkansas subdivision, a cloud of uncertainty looms large over the young families, singles and retirees who chose the affordable, decade-old Northwoods neighborhood to establish roots. Nearly half of them have put their houses up for sale in search of a fresh start they never wanted.


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TX School Board To Decide This Week on Creationism in Science Texts

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published November 21, 2013 - 7:00am

Back in September, we reported on attempts by non-biologist members of the Texas State Board of Education’s biology-textbook review committee to require textbook publishers to insert “creation science based on biblical principles” into high school textbooks used in the state.


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