Warning of a "creeping Middle Eastern influence" in our nation's school textbooks,
the Texas State Board of Education will vote today on a resolution
[.pdf] that would prohibit the State of Texas from purchasing textbooks which exhibit a "pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias
”. Reaction in Texas is mixed
. [more inside]
Mere days after asserting his state's "sovereignty"
from an "oppressive" Federal government, Governor Rick Perry stands before an angry crowd at Austin City Hall and announces that Texas may once again secede from the Union. "There's a lot of different scenarios
," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." [more inside]