We can't pretend it wasn't torture anymore, because the facts weren't swept under a historical rug this time.
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Why do we have the need to see things in stark terms of "black and white" or "right and wrong"? Is there a "right" and a "wrong" way to look at everything? What about sexuality and gender identity?
When conservative Catholics idolize the golden calf of moral absolutism, they forsake the teachings of the saints.
We can understand the mind set underlying the timidity and fecklessness of Democratic politicians by shining a light on their implicit, largely unconscious but powerfully disabling world view.
Some people know he did the right thing. What I'm not sure of is where that line is, between utter certitude in your beliefs and the willingness to kill for them. On Sunday, it got a lot blurrier.
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