Why didn’t GOP care about George W. Bush’s deficits?

The last ten days or so have left Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, in damage-control mode as he tries to distance himself from an incendiary, racially-charged anti-Barack Obama ad campaign that would have featured the president’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. After two or three news cycles in which Ricketts was harshly criticized for his […]

Gay marriage should be legal, regardless of what churches think

Richard & Mildred Loving, forbidden to marry in 1958

In the contentious debate surrounding gay marriage, a couple of conservative talking points stand out for their irrationality. One of those is the notion that allowing same-sex couples to marry would represent a gross usurpation of religious freedom. Like the equally ridiculous idea that homosexual marriage would somehow undermine heterosexual marriage, the notion of infringing […]