The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely "voluntary." Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme. Washington State was the first, losing its waiver in April after the state legislature failed to come up with a solution that would allow the state to tie its student test results to teacher evaluations.

While many have long warned that the legalization of "gay marriage" would lead to the same for polygamy, others have said this was an unfounded fear. But a recent court ruling is now making clear which side was correct.

On September 1, 1983, the airwaves were abuzz with reports that a Korean Airlines flight that had either been shot down or forced down off the east coast of the Soviet Union. The New York Times noted that day: “Early reports said the plane ... had been forced down by Soviet Air Force planes and that all 240 passengers and 29 crew members were believed to be safe.”

Florida's Orange County school district has surrendered to atheist demands that it ban chaplains from access to school sports teams.

Government officials in New York have told an upstate farming couple that they must host same-sex “weddings” on their property — and because they refused to do so they must pay a $13,000 fine.

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