Professor G. Calvin McKenzie of Colby College was the last witness in the trial to impeach District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of New Orleans. But the episode demonstrated how impeachment trials are so very different from regular trials, and just how dim Judge Porteous' prospects are.
Government is undergoing a sociotechnological revolution, one that is being forced by rapid paced private sector technology changes and a real-time environment that is pervading every aspect of our lives.
The inability of opponents of same sex marriage to support the claimed "profound" and "severe" harms to heterosexual marriage has always been their Achilles' heel. The title of the "Defense of Marriage Act" is pure propaganda.
In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.
Although once idolized for his feats on the football field and later respected as an affable, Cheshire-grinned news and sports correspondent, these days Tiki Barber is making a lot of folks very unhappy.
A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?