How The Supremes Redeemed Bush

It is clear...that the court has taken sides in the culture war," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote last week in his abrasive dissent from the Supreme Court's decision to decriminalize homosexuality. Excuse me, but what culture war? Yes, yes, I know that the extremists of the left and right have been bleating about the moral depredations of their opponents for decades (and raising lots of money off those differences). And, yes, I would guess that 72.3% of all yelling that takes place on political talk shows is focused upon "cultural" issues like homosexuality, affirmative action and abortion. But that is show business,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!