Tag Archives: Elena Kagan

Could this impending battle over the Supreme Court tear our nation apart?

I was thinking today about the little events that influence global politics, and all of our lives. Had Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car not taken a wrong turn at the junction of Appel quay and Franzjosefstrasse in Serbia on that day in 1914, passing in front of a loitering 19-year-old Gavrila Principe, who just happened to […]

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Affirmative Action is dead in the United States… Now what?

The U.S. Supreme Court, as I’m sure you all know by now, upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action yesterday in a 6-2 decision, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting. (Elena Kagan, recused herself, presumably due to the fact that she was involved in the case prior to joining the Supreme Court, during […]

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The New Yorker enthusiastically endorses Obama, saying his reelection is “a matter of great urgency”

God, I love the New Yorker. Their endorsement of Obama is one of the very best things that I’ve read over the course of this past year. It’s thoughtful, comprehensive, and brilliantly written. Following are two brief clips. One pertains to Obama. The other pertains to Romney. I’d highly recommend following the link, though, and […]

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Oh, she plays softball….

When asked why they chose to run a 17 year old photo of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan playing softball on their front page, editors of the Wall Street Journal said, somewhat mater-of-factly, “Because we didn’t have a picture of her fucking a woman.” Of course they didn’t really say that. But the implication was […]

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The Pill

I was going to let the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill go by without comment, but then it dawned on me how ironic it was that it fell on Mother’s Day. I’d have to dig into the old history books to confirm it, but I’m thinking that maybe it wasn’t a coincidence. Maybe, […]

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