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Daily Archives: May 26, 2009
The New York Times reports that Mark McKinnon thinks the Republican Party is in serious long term electoral danger if conservatives loudly and obnoxiously oppose or hinder the nomination of the first Hispanic female to the Supreme Court: “If Republicans make a big deal … Continue reading
I don’t think so. Human beings—atheist, agnostic, or otherwise—can never dispense with metaphysical questions because when we raise metaphysical questions we are speaking to questions about “ultimate reality.” What beliefs do we have about “ultimate reality”? Put another way: What … Continue reading
Jack Kerouac talks to us from beneath the cool night soil of New England: “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything … Continue reading
Andrew Sullivan today deconstructs conservatism’s noxious captivity to talk radio: What strikes me is that talk radio, even more than the blogosphere, can promote ugly and inflammatory discourse in ways that even its purveyors find hard to control. The medium rewards certainty … Continue reading
When logic and. Pro- Portion. Have. Fallen. Zom- Bie-dead. And the. White Knight. Is talking Backwards. And the red. Queen’s. On her. Head Remember. What. The. Door- Mouse. said.
And he wants her to fail: Do I want her to fail? Yeah. Do I want her to fail to get on the court? Yes! She’d be a disaster on the court. Do I still want Obama to fail as … Continue reading
Homerun for President Obama. Sonia Sotomayor is smart (she graduated at the top of her class at Princeton), she’s cool, and she’s got that feisty Judge Judy Bronx accent. And as Republicans attack her and try to demonize her, and their poll numbers … Continue reading
Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor: Win-Win for President Obama, Lose-Lose for Sotomayor’s Opponents?
National Journal’s Stuart Taylor deconstructs the politics of President Barack Obama’s Sonia Sotomayor nomination here. Money quote: The choice of Sotomayor also puts Republicans and moderate Democrats who may be deeply unhappy with her jurisprudence in a lose-lose position, and Obama … Continue reading
Father Absent at an Early Age, Raised by a Strong Mother, Ivy League School, Law Journal Editor: Judge Sonia Sotomayor Has Curiously Similar Life Experiences to Barack Obama’s
President Obama’s first Supreme Court pick is a Puerto Rican woman who rose from poverty. Judge Sonia Sotomayor grew up in the Bronx housing projects, and has curiously similar life experiences to Obama. But it will be ugly watching the … Continue reading