Jonathan Rauch

Dire Straights

Through it all, seekers favoring calm and compromise have held to what they see as a middle way. Why insist on gay marriage, with all the religious and cultural baggage that the word “marriage” carries? Instead, give gay people some of the legal benefits of marriage, maybe eventually all of the benefits, but under separate… Read more »

100 Million Anonymous Fat Cats

The system assumes that private money is evil, that elaborate rules can squeeze out the money, and that the squeezing can be done without infringing on core political freedoms, notably freedom of speech. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Private money is not an intrusion into politics, it is a part of politics. It can be channeled… Read more »