The Real Question in the ‘Religious Liberty’ Debate

“Law is really ill-equipped for adjudicating between the claims of revelation and the claims of rationality.” – Katherine Franke, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. At face value, ‘religious liberty’ is something no one objects to.  That makes the generations-old tension between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ values, as they are often characterized, an impossible divide to gap.  Or so some would have you believe, and I like to call those people “wrong.” The quote from Katherine Franke above comes from a Q&A with ProPublica over…

Prediction: Orrin Hatch Will Run Again in 2018

A long time ago, a younger Orrin Hatch made this quip about three-term senator Frank Moss. “What do you call a senator who’s served for three terms? You call him home.” Seven terms later, after more than one promise that he would not run again, he’s leaving the door open. Let me tell ya something, when that Tough Old Bird leaves a door open, he walks through it. Maybe it was a promise he intended to keep in 2012. The same as the promises he’s made in previous terms when…