Decisions Made and Unmade

6 segments
Opponents of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage bill, hold signs outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

The 9th Circuit ruled that California’s Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick discusses the decision and what comes next. Plus, New York Magazine’s Frank Rich explores the politics of the Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad; Philip Taubman talks about his new book The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Atomic Bomb; the challenge of picking an elementary school as more closures appear imminent; and analysis of yesterday's primaries.