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Goldberg: Policy earthquakes have ground shifting beneath our feet

Goldberg: Policy earthquakes have ground shifting beneath our feet

One of the more annoying things about politics is that you can swing from left to right, or vice versa, without ever changing positions.

For instance, in 2002, I came in favor of same-sex domestic partnerships, or "civil unions." This was widely seen as a compromise between advocates of gay marriage and opponents. It would offer all the rights and benefits of marriage while still reserving the institution of marriage itself for heterosexual couples.

It's probably hard for young people to appreciate today, but back then, that was a very left-wing thing for someone to do. And for a conservative like yours truly, it was a kind of apostasy. Various social conservatives...

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