Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools
huffingtonpost.com — If someone tries to tell you that both parties are the same, make them read the platform for the Republican Party of Texas. The 59-page document reads like a conservative's fever dream. In ganging up on gays, single women and immigrants, Republicans jettisoned the "Judeo" and ignored Christ's actual teachings. What used to represent the outer reaches of their flat-Earth society is now their new mainstream: privatizing Social Security, using public money for private school vouchers, and returning to the gold standard. And this being Texas, the Republicans broke new ground in stupid by calling for a ban on programs that teach critical thinking because they "have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."