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Prayer Rally Rick
News flash: Our governor is a man of faith
"...But while he presided over all that nationally televised "prayer rally" sanctimony Satur­day at Houston's Reliant Stadium in the..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Page Two: Prayer for the Common Man
In the religious right's new democracy, principles prescribed by man have no value in the war between heaven and hell
"...There is a new prayer to God above, howling up from this country out..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Prayer Back in School?
Amidst concerns that policy makers want creationism in schools, a new law lets kids do it for them.
"...to sign into law House Bill 3678 a.k.a the Schoolchildren's Religious Liberties Act a.k.a. the Religious Viewpoint Anti-Discrimination Act...."

Aug. 16, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...Thought the issue of whether or not organized prayer is allowed in public schools was settled long ago?..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Page Two
The current movement to restore public school prayer is an act of pure political nostalgia, a step backward toward our own theocracy.
"...Rick Perry has come out for returning prayer to public schools. Tony Sanchez is right behind, although..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
Jerry and Perry Agree
"...in defense of Gov. Rick Perry, who supports organized school prayer and promises to make it a campaign issue..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Postmarks
Our own little Gaza Strip, and the Halloween (Gas) Mask is taken to task.
"...'Unacceptable,'" Oct. 19]. As a longtime volunteer in AISD schools I have witnessed the work of the school district,..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column

Page Two
Welcome to the "Best of Austin," in what in some ways feels like the worst of times.
"...words and meaning. After the Supreme Court ruled against prayer in public schools, many were outraged. Others pointed out..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Hacksaw Ridge
A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film
"...Medal of Honor, is a versatile effort, combining tasteful old-school Hollywood storytelling in the first half with a second..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Iraq in Fragments
This multiaward-winning documentary was two years in the making and tells stories about modern Iraq in the words of civilians of various ethnicities.
"...oil and leave us alone?"), Mohammed attempts to attend school. The film's second section – in some ways its..."

March 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Texas Faith and Freedom
Samantha Smoot recounts her work with the Texas Freedom Network
"...brat, but I'm a fifth-generation Texan, went to high school and junior high in Dallas, I've got a lot..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Breakthrough
Evangelical tract never raises a pulse
"...their children (mostly Caucasian) to a private Christian middle school, and cheer on their kids at basketball and other..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Original Kings of Comedy
"...modern hip-hop music and what they all term “old school.” Here, too, the comments are rich with truths. Harvey..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
"...Eastsiders, citing a University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs study showing what he said was..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature

The Color of Paradise
"...jihad, and in our ears the daily calls to prayer echoing over an arid scene. Not so with Majidi's..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Capitol Chronicle
Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.
"...the state's budget shortfall, the homeowners insurance crisis, the school finance conundrum, and the looming collapse of health care..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Postmarks
World affairs and more Critical Mass mess missives
"...Gov. Perry's insane pronouncement that he intends to make school prayer a campaign issue. Those who would seek to..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Column

Masked and Anonymous
The answers to this new Bob Dylan movie are "blowin’ in the wind."
"...make it fully cogent and accessible to the viewer unschooled in Dylanology 101. But what it lacks in story..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tale As Old As Time
Parents and Lawmakers struggle with religion (again)
"...this week when parents of a Medina Valley High School student asked for a court order to keep religion..."

June 3, 2011 News Post by Mark Wilson

False Accusations
"...choose to forego a big yard and a suburban school for social stimulation. The endless miles of half-dense suburbs..."

March 21, 1997 Column

Pray For Politicians
Religious Beliefs Play a Political Role, Like It or Not
"...Baltimore -- where vanishing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair fought school prayer -- Beirut or Bosnia, wars are continually being..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Postmarks
The Chronicle endorsements (or lack thereof) under fire.
"...also have to take issue with your smear of School Board candidate Tom Arbuckle. I agree with Arbuckle that..."

May 5, 2000 Column

Naked City
Anti light rail faction makes final push. Austin politicians travel to Round Rock to promote a charter school.
"...zealot James Leininger of San Antonio. Leininger is pro-voucher, pro-school prayer, anti-abortion, and anti-tax -- in a state that..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Coach's Corner
"...New Trier, my high school located in a comfy northern suburb of Chicago, boasts..."

July 7, 1995 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Here We Go Yet Again
Michael Ventura revisits his "Letters at 3am" Columbine column
"...a "Letters at 3am" column concerning the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado. Two boys murdered 13 and..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Chronolog Post by Michael Ventura

Half True: What Politifact Got Wrong About the GOP and Critical Thinking
Fact checking the fact checkers
"...calls for end to teaching 'critical thinking' in public schools", Politifact cast its beady eye over a New York..."

Aug. 18, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Smoot Steps Down
Texas Freedom Network director moves on after six years of leadership
"...conservatives want to put God in biology textbooks or private-school vouchers into the public school system. Now, after six..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...an advocate of a homosexual agenda, and [he] opposes school prayer and religious freedom of expression." Klein offered no..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Stories
"...the Great Streets program (including making Second Street two-way), school safety projects, traffic signals, and the Pfluger Bridge extension...."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature

Bedside Manner: Guitar & Pen
Homework vs. live music ascension
"...better.) The first proved a bitter precedent throughout high school, college, and grad school: Homework – reading – usurping..."

June 22, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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