It looks like the Schiavo case is going to be much more important than most of us realized. As the details of the case emerged, I figured that the primary impact of the case would be focusing national attention on the right-to-die issue. I was wrong. Rather than stimulating a dialogue on relevant end-of-life issues (e.g., an individual’s right to die with dignity, medical decision making, etc.), the real importance of the Schiavo case was that it served as the impetus for an all-out Republican assault on the judiciary.
In the latest example of how the Christian right has taken over the Republican party, Republicans are claiming that “activist judges” are attacking religion (of course, we all know that they only case about one particular religion). Tom Delay, a man who epitomizes the close-minded bigotry that has come to characterize extremist Christians in
Do we need to take this seriously? Isn’t this just another example of Republicans pandering to their Christian base? During a recent banquet in
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