Bad News in Kansas, Good News in Dover
In Kansas yesterday, the state board of elections voted 6-4 in favor of teaching their students that evolution is wrong and intelligent design is right. "This is a sad day. We're becoming a laughingstock of not only the nation, but of the world, and I hate that," said board member Janet Waugh, a Democrat, getting it just about right.
But all is not lost. The conservative Pennsylvania town of Dover went eight-for-eight in last night's school board elections, kicking out all eight Republicans, who changed the curriculum to favor teaching intelligent design, and electing eight Democrats who favor evolution. A judge will rule on a lawsuit in Dover in January, but this election makes the trial irrelevant to Dover (but still very relevant in the big picture).
Hat tip: The Washington Monthly. (And thanks to ejswanso for pointing it out.)