“Discovering” the Right to Gay Marriage

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

Hillary’s Answer to the “Why?” Question

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