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Bad grades for Texas textbooks

Texas students may soon be reading in their history textbooks that the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses, segregated schools weren’t all that bad and taxes imposed for programs like Social Security haven’t measurably improved society.<p>Those passages are among dozens of biased, …

7 right-wing Christians who got their comeuppance in hilarious ways

<b>Bob McDonnell (AP/Steve Helber)</b><p>The arc of justice is long, and sometimes it has a wickedly ironic sense of humor<p>Evan McMurry<p>September 11, 2014 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The arc of justice is long, and sometimes it has a wickedly ironic sense of humor. In the case of …

The 10 most inhumane laws courtesy of Southern Republicans

“Southern hospitality” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to lawmakers in Mississippi and Texas<p>Alex Henderson<p>September 5, 2014 6:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The extreme right has been in a state of maximum anxiety during the Barack Obama era. Between growing …

Pirated Copies of The Sims 4 Cause Screen Pixelation

It's not usually hard to see...<p>Those running a pirated version of The Sims 4 will find a unique deterrent waiting for them after their character …

Death of Yoda the 650-Year-Old Tree Tells Tale of Southwest Drought

A Douglas fir affectionately named Yoda survived many a drought in its six-plus centuries of existence in a rugged lava flow in the El Malpais National Monument area near Grants, New Mexico, but it couldn’t weather the current extreme drought in the parched Southwest.<p>The recent death of the …

Genius Pizza Box Transforms Into Plates, And Then Storage For Leftovers

The <i>only</i> flawed thing about pizza is the pizza box. It consumes a tremendous amount of refrigerator space and is terribly difficult to dispose of: It calls for strong arms and a foot-stomping jig to fit inside any conventionally-sized garbage can.<p>GreenBox, a "revolutionary re-design of the pizza …

The Founding Fathers backed Thomas Piketty – and feared a powerful 1 percent

<b>John Adams, Thomas Piketty (Wikimedia/Reuters/Charles Platiau)</b><p>This 4th of July, remember the truth about founding fathers, and their prescient warnings about income inequality<p>Joseph Blasi<p>July 4, 2014 11:42am (UTC)<p>Many of America’s Founders believed that excessive wealth inequality would be …