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"To prevent drastic cuts in local schools, [Education Secretary] Arne Duncan has asked Congress to pass another round of stimulus spending specifically for education ... With midterm elections coming and public anxiety about government spending growing, however, Congress seems unlikely to add to the red ink ... That's too bad. Investing in our schools might cost us some money now, but we'd be repaid many times over."

--5/01/10

Marc Cooper

Calling for the nomination of an atheist to the Supreme Court, in the Los Angeles Times:

"While few sitting politicians have the political courage to name a declared nonbeliever, it is something that Thomas Jefferson ... might well have done ... A nonbeliever justice would be a mighty blow in favor of the secular principles of 'reason and freedom' of which Jefferson spoke."

--5/04/10

Sources: Washington Post; AP; Wall Street Journal; Akron Beacon-Journal; Daily Beast; AP; National Review

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