Testing the future with anecdote

Historian Rick Perlstein offers a thought experiment to test out several trends.

I like to imagine, as a thought experiment, the day, perhaps not too far off, when a Republican president nominates a Supreme Court Justice married to someone of the same sex, maybe even with the sanction of “orthodox” theology – with that gay Supreme Court justice casting the deciding vote that finally overturns Roe vs. Wade.

It’s a kind of design fiction for politics.

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