Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Commencement Day, In Honor of My Favorite Student

It’s that time of year again.  Middlebury is holding its commencement ceremony today, and as I have done ever since I started this blog, I commemorate the event by sitting down on the deck and, while the bluebirds fly by, … Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage: Reigniting the Culture War?

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney gave a highly publicized speech at the conservative Liberty University yesterday.  The speech was billed as an opportunity for Romney to reach out to a group – evangelicals – who so far have shown him … Continue reading

Biden “Outs” Obama – But At What Electoral Cost?

While liberals and others openly applauded President Obama’s announcement two days ago that he now supports same-sex marriage, some backers openly worried  about the electoral implications of his decision.  They fear that by coming out for same-sex marriage, Obama provided … Continue reading

Obama In Afghanistan: To The Victor Goes the Spoils

After a surprise overnight trip, President Barack Obama delivered a nationwide address tonight from the Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan.  Speaking at 4 a.m. local time, Obama delivered a roughly 10-minute address touting the signing of a strategic agreement … Continue reading