A defamation lawsuit filed by WallBuilders founder David Barton against two former State Board of Education candidates has become an early test of new tort reform legislation intended to protect free speech. The former candidates' bid to dismiss the suit under the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation measure was rejected, a decision they have appealed.Full Story
David Barton is an evangelical author and the former vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party. He is the founder and president of WallBuilders, a religious historical organization. Barton is one of the most prominent national proponents against the separation of church and state.
Barton's most well-known book, The Myth of Separation, argues the founding fathers never intended to ...
On last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart interviewed the former Texas GOP vice chairman and State Board of Education curriculum expert.Full Story
If the rainbow flavors of the Tea Party feature a common taste, it’s that of fiscally restrained government — and the anti-Washington and pro-state fervor that comes along with it. Not coincidentally, that was the overwhelming theme of the GOP's recent convention, setting the tone — as the Democrats did in their state gathering — for the November general election.Full Story