Reason Morning Links: Texas Textbooks and Nevada Chickens


– Death rates for children five and under are dropping rapidly around the world.

– A U.S. appeals court rules that prisoners at the Bagram air base do not have a constitutional right to habeas corpus.

– President Obama asks for greater power to excise projects from spending bills.

– Texas adopts those controversial new curriculum standards.

– Drug war fallout: a state of emergency in Jamaica.

– "Voters dressed in chicken costumes won't be allowed inside Nevada polling places this year."