16 August 2010: Obama and Antigone

Kreon’s downfall in the play Antigone by Sophocles is that he chose to pursue the Letter of the Law instead of the Spirit of the Law.  Although “freedom of worship” is one of our most sacred constitutional rights as American citizens, Republicans are now vehemently against the building of a mosque within two blocks of…

16 July 2009: Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor reassures the Senate Judicial Committee that she is all for “the letter of the law.”  She cleverly dodges all questions about “empathy” or “the spirit of the law.” She refuses to be our Antigone to their Republican Kreons.