Monday, May 31, 2010
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Saturday, May 29, 2010
Apparently, Ms. Kagan has wanted to wear judicial robes since she was in high school. In a way, she seems to have been molded for the job. Most people viewed the newspaper photo of her wearing such garb as a high school student as quaint and prescient. Taking nothing away from her excellent credentials, I viewed the photo with some concern.
Contrast with Stevens here.
And Also: Abortion & Life by Jennifer Baumgardner focuses on the personal, the core being stories of women who had abortions. The theme is the importance of listening, including to those who have complex feelings, or even are in some way "pro-life." One chapter also addresses bisexuality; "Roe" herself bisexual. More here.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to repeal the Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell statute and give the Pentagon discretion to end the policy. The vote? 16-12, with Maine’s Susan Collins voting to join all but one of the panel’s Democrats. The lone Democratic dissenter? James Webb.
Sure not quite McCain level dickery.
It would have been more merciful for writer-director Michael Patrick King to have rented Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda out to the "Saw" franchise, or to Rob Zombie, so we could watch them get shot in the head or skinned alive by Arkansas rednecks.
Just some S&TC2 Love! The title movie had a scene where a crossdresser Carrie was beaten up. Almost as good as the homeless meth head Enchanted chick! Not great, but had its moments.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
“It was a very, very serious offense,” Williams said. However, in an unusual admission, [Judge] Williams went on to say that while he assumed that the disclosures had a serious impact on national security, he really didn't know because he wasn't privy to what information was disclosed and what impact it had.
Seems a bit off. More here.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Filmed with subtle eroticism and dreamy intimacy, the girls’ bond becomes a compelling love story that will be tested not only by personal grudges but also by anti-Jewish propaganda and inflamed animosity for the French colonists.
It is the eroticism and intimacy, so rarely truly provided in film, that is particularly striking. The rest is good too.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"Mets triple play and an inside-the-park home run by Angel Pagan not enough in 5-3 loss to Nationals"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
“Why do the conservatives always get the conservatives, but we don’t get to get the liberals?” Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, asked the Web site Politico recently, voicing the frustration of the left when Ms. Kagan was considered a front-runner but was not yet Mr. Obama’s selection. “What the hell is that all about?”
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Justice Stephen Breyer ... is willing to go one step further and decide the case in accordance with his views of the appropriate policy. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... tends to be more constrained about the exercise of judicial power. As for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, it’s too early to tell.
As with Souter, I like this aspect about Stevens. Again, facts and an understanding of their significance matter. See, e.g., here.