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Patrick HenryA Google search of the word “treason” reveals most of the results use the word in context of applying the label to President Obama’s program of nationalizing significant sectors of the American economy. There was a time in our nation’s history, however, when one of our finest patriot fathers is said to have waved the saber of “treason” in the face of the world’s most powerful monarch. And, in return, his fellow Burgesses exclaimed that the patriot was committing treason. That brave (some would say, given the circumstances, reckless) man was the incomparable Patrick Henry.

What do most Americans know about various world religions? According to a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, not very much. But the questions posed by the study may raise more questions about its methodology than is revealed about the state of religious education in modern America.

Home schooling is growing in America. About three percent of children today are estimated to be home-schooled and that number is growing.

The writers of the classic Archie Comics series seem to be doing their best to remain contemporary and mainstream. This was clear when the writers elected to add an additional character to the cast, one who was homosexual. Now, the writers have allowed politics to enter into the arena by featuring stories that star none other than President Barack Obama and former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

A New Hampshire school district agreed to pay $2,500 to a female former student who was forced to partially undress in front of two male teachers who were searching her clothing for evidence of drug possession, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported Monday. The statewide daily obtained a copy of the agreement through a request under the state's Right to Know law.

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