Tribpedia: David Barton

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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 ...

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Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer asks questions during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on October 23rd, 2013
Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer asks questions during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on October 23rd, 2013

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 4, 2013

Your evening reading: Martinez Fischer raises possibility of looking at UT regents' tablets; Abbott downplays prevalence of voter ID affidavits; Microsoft inks big Texas wind power deal

David Barton, left, of WallBuilders talks with a delegate as he poses for photos at a Texas Eagle Forum reception at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7, 2012.
David Barton, left, of WallBuilders talks with a delegate as he poses for photos at a Texas Eagle Forum reception at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7, 2012.

Defamation Suit Tests Texas' Anti-SLAPP Statute

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. 

Texas GOP Incorporates Some Tea Party Positions

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.