Trump and the Wall

Trump's Wall is similar to JFK's call to put a man on the moon.  It is big, it is ambitious, and it is declared in the face of tremendous skepticism.  It promises a great sense of accomplishment for our nation, a great act of self-assertion.  Gingrich last time around tried something like this in proposing … Continue reading Trump and the Wall

“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