Regardless of the rights and wrongs of the FMA (and I have to say that I am not in favor), Ramesh is absolutely correct to say that the political fallout of the debate–and whether the president is successful in getting FMA enacted–will depend on who is portrayed as the aggressor and who the extremist. Yes, the President has been pushed into taking this step by the dodgy decision of an activist court, but that doesn’t absolve him of the responsibility of articulating his own (‘defensive’) position in a way that (a) holds together intellectually; (b) doesn’t appall the large (I suspect) majority in this country that would rather not be talking about this topic at all; and (c) can demonstrate that he regards a constitutional amendment (rarely a conservative idea) as essential in this case. In effect, that means that he has to show why extending secular marriage rights (and rites) to the tiny minority of homosexuals (themselves a tiny minority of the population) who are likely to want it is such a threat to heterosexual marriage that its prohibition should be enshrined in the Constitution. Stanley may not agree, but I suspect that will be an interesting challenge, to put it mildly.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
Biden's order will initiate a 100-day review of supply chains for pharmaceuticals, semiconductor chips, minerals and rare earths, and high-capacity batteries.
Though the organization claims otherwise, it is the nation’s largest abortion provider.
His posthumous critics exhibit all the flaws that he avoided.
Earlier in the hearing on Wednesday, Becerra claimed that he "never sued any nuns" during his tenure as attorney general.
Becerra faces extensive opposition from Republicans over his pro-abortion record.
President Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services did not identify any restrictions during a Senate confirmation hearing.