Monday, March 21, 2005

CHOICES CHOICES Congressional Republicans--enabled by many Democrats--have made a mockery of federalism over the past several days.

But in the next few hours, they may face a historic choice:

Do they double-down and put the rule of law on the chopping block as well? Or does there exist a point in the Schiavo case at which respect for process trumps their interest in achieving a particular outcome?

Meanwhile, the White House faces choices of its own. Chief among them: Just how far does the President want to go in abetting this lunacy?

The fact that it's difficult to discern where these people might draw the line--or whether they're willing to draw one at all--is evidence of just how far we've come as a nation in the last four years.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.