Romney is a fake religious right "conservative." But the fact that he has to pretend to be to the right of the Pope on "social issues" tells us all we need to know about the intellectual climate inside today's Republican Party. How did the Republicans get to be this way?
Every single one of the sops Newt Gingrich is throwing the far right has been scripted for him by generations of so-called Reconstructionist "thinkers" and Roman Catholic ideologues pushing America steadily in the direction of Americanized theocracy.
As Elena Kagan has emerged a front-runner for President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, the right wing's opposition playbook has not been updated in decades. But the world has changed around it.
Yes Robert George, reason plays a role in deciding natural rights. But if we're going to use reason, let's use real reason, and not lean on our ivy-league credentials to pass off homophobia as genuine rationality.