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By Michael Stone Destroying public education: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is demanding $5 billion in taxpayer money go to fund private, religious schools. The New York Times reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday pitched a $5 billion federal tax credit that would fund scholarships to private schools and other educational programs… And Common Dreams reports: The …

By Kenneth Chang The first American spacecraft capable of carrying astronauts since the retirement of the space shuttles launched early Saturday. A successful mission could put NASA and the United States on the cusp of a renewed era of human spaceflight. There were no people on this demonstration flight, a SpaceX vehicle called Crew Dragon. …

By Daniel Villarreal This week, state Republicans in the Georgia Senate introduced Senate Bill 221, The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, which would allow people to sue the government if any laws or ordinances “substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion.” Naturally, opponents of the bill worry that it’ll be used to allow religious organizations and business …

By Hemant Mehta Yesterday, in a move that would be a welcome change to the law, California State Sen. Jerry Hill said he would file a bill to remove clergy members from a list of those exempt from reporting child abuse. As it stands, if someone walks into a confessional booth and admits to molesting a child, the priest doesn’t …

I have been brought up as a methodist christian since i was young. However, one day, my dad, a non-believer, tell me something about science when I was 9 years-old, I denied religion on that night and convert into a atheist since that. I like to criticsies my christian friends on their faith and even …