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With recent public hearings on national Common Core education standards by Wisconsin lawmakers in October, another element of the national battle is becoming increasingly obvious: This has become a fight largely between concerned citizens and parents on one side, with Big Business, Big Government, and a cadre of establishment billionaires like Bill Gates on the other. This week, efforts of pro-Common Core forces to demonize the grassroots opposition — which transcends the traditional political spectrum — reached the point of absurdity. Citizens and even lawmakers, though, are now hitting back at bizarre and inaccurate allegations made in an apparent effort to dismiss public concerns about the nationalized standards.

A federal appeals court has reinstated an important Texas pro-life law, meaning that a dozen clinics in the state may be unable to perform abortions.

The Senate is gearing up to vote on a bill that would ban workplace discrimination of gays, transvestites, and others with a sexual identity claim.

An elementary school in Tennessee has reversed its decision to refuse a ten-year-old girl's essay on God, instead giving her a perfect score on the assignment.

The Texas attorney general has vowed to fight a federal judge's ruling that strikes key provisions of the state's recently passed pro-life law.

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