Martha Mary Coakley, recently hired at the liberal Boston law and lobbying firm Foley Hoag, has come out swinging for mandatory Chip-and-PIN systems for debit and credit cards.
Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.
"This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892.
Ireland has just had a national referendum that passed a constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage. Same sex couples can already get married in 36 states, and next month the Supreme Court is likely to recognize a right to gay marriage under the Constitution.