If you are one of those progressives with a soft spot for the junior senator from Kentucky (and we all probably have at least one issue on which we agree with him), it’s probably a good idea to remind yourself now and then of his positions on some pretty fundamental issues. Here’s one:

Is the guy proud of chiding his church for failing to join the antichoice crusade really a reliable defender of civil liberties? I don’t think so.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.