If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
Contemporary American feminism has primarily come to mean championing women's autonomy and challenging the privileging of male over female. But a feminism that is chiefly about autonomy is bound to liberate one person at the expense of another.
The ultimate winner of the Republican nomination will have to unite a battered party in order to defeat President Barack Obama. And they will have to keep Congressman Ron Paul from declaring as a third party candidate, which is a real possibility.
Firing up voters on the eve of the special election, Republican candidate Scott Brown spoke at a campaign rally today, proclaiming, "With your help, our dream of depriving millions of healthcare is within reach."