Graham is the senior senator from South Carolina, < 1% in national polls, and I'm finishing a Ph.D. in political science applying for academic jobs. So why am I doing this?
The United States has just discovered in its Constitution the right to gay marriage. So, this raises the question: what does it mean to discover a right? This immense national event having many dimensions, I'm going to dance around several things here, beginning with the concerns over constitutional democracy. My confession is that I'm basically now stuck … Continue reading “Discovering” the Right to Gay Marriage
Plenty of conservatives are strongly critical of George W. Bush and the Iraq war, and today they are going after Jeb Bush for supporting his brother and the war he started.
Presidential candidates all have to provide a clear and concise explanation as to why they want to be president. Faltering on this question can ruin an entire candidacy before it even begins (e.g. Teddy Kennedy). Hillary Clinton's answer, as it was portrayed in her candidacy announcement yesterday, is an interesting one. She claims that, "Everyday Americans need a … Continue reading Hillary’s Answer to the “Why?” Question