Supporters of same-sex marriage have reason to cheer after last week's election. Supporters of democratic self-government, even those of us who oppose gay marriage, do too.
“If you can read this, thank a teacher,” reads a popular bumper sticker, with some versions adding: “If you can read it in English, thank a veteran.”
Tuesday night was truly a bitter, disappointing result. There is no way around it.
Economic issues seem to be dominating the 2012 campaign, but a quiet electoral revolution is brewing. The “religious vote” is on the move, and it’s not going leftward.