America is currently locked in one of its recurring half-century battles over the size of banks. Once more, we see Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton going head-to-head; once more, Hamilton is winning.
Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.
The Texas State Board of Education is pushing a fundamentalist agenda. The religious right in Texas is so powerful that publishers are willing to accept conservative editorial changes no matter how absurd.
Those who get rowdy in voicing their disagreement with government policies are made into targets for the media and politicians. However, it's the so-called troublemakers who have actually changed things for the better.
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.