Living in a Modern Age

Does it finally feel like we are living in modern times?

The fault line between the forward progression of American society--towards gay rights, towards full equality, towards what Steve Clemons calls "equal civil rights" is going to be revealed in the months ahead.

Your Democratic president is on the right and proper side of history. This is twenty years overdue, but still. You have to take the enlightened views of politicians where you can get them.

Your Republican opposition wants to take us back to the Spanish Inquisition, cat-o-nine-tails being non-negotiable punishment for blasphemy.

Finally, we step into the modern age. Goodbye to all that.