Declan McCullagh has a great roundup over at CNET News on the Real ID Act, which passed in the House yesterday as part of an emergency appropriations package. The bill is presumably so-named to distinguish it from the fake ID being debated in Kansas. On the latter front, Kevin Drum highlights this rather disturbing passage from the article linked above:
The hearings in Topeka, scheduled to last several days, are focusing on two proposals. The first recommends that students continue to be taught the theory of evolution because it is key to understanding biology. The other proposes that Kansas alter the definition of science, not limiting it to theories based on natural explanations.
As Will Wilkinson pointed out here back in December, more robust school choice might spare us these circuses. Though it probably won't do much about "Real ID."