Chief Injustice John Roberts: On the Wrong Side of History

In 1967, after a unanimous (9-0) decision to forbid states from restricting marriage among people of different races, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote: “Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.” In 2015, in…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, Part 2

“How did we get here?” She shrugged. “Your guess is as good as mine.” She looked around then her face lit up into a broad smile. “Venice. I always wanted to take my honeymoon here.” I looked at her ring and mine. “Maybe you did.” “That doesn’t seem right. I’m sure I’d have married young.”…

time, my love, and time

she was trained to bend on demand. sugar smiles and fairy dust met with horrors spawned in hell. abusive smiles and tortured grins do her harm, shatter smiles, all the while proclaiming innocence. and he never.touched.her (but someone did) and it was.never.him (yet she bears the scars). shook her with echoing screams, and it’s his…

Fear

Eyes due west to the setting sun. Shadows that elongate on rippled sand. Her colors, bright, belie the shadows. Headdress a cold blue, like the ocean ahead from which emerges the quiet moon. She watches, unflinching, the drowning sun. It bubbles and moans beneath waves of burning sand. It is night, the long, cold, night….

The Wrong Side of History

“Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot.” – Marco Rubio Yes, actually, it does. Bigotry is not intentional hatefulness. A bigot is “a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp. on religion,…