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Eugene Robinson, as usual, nails it:
Republicans' outrage, both real and feigned, at Sotomayor's musings about how her identity as a "wise Latina" might affect her judicial decisions is based on a flawed assumption: that whiteness and maleness are not themselves facets of a distinct identity. Being white and male is seen instead as a neutral condition, the natural order of things. Any "identity" -- black, brown, female, gay, whatever -- has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.
Sarah Palin joins a long list of incompetent pundits in the Washington Post today, to talk about cap and trade. You'll be shocked to learn that she opposes it.
Richard Cohen says, "Socialized medicine? Bring it on."
In the past two months, I have spent many hours accompanying a loved one to hospital emergency rooms -- all of them privately operated. The rap on what is sometimes called socialized medicine is that if the government ran the system, the wait would be interminable. Well, I am here to tell you that even when the government does not run the system, the wait can be interminable.
David Brooks looks at the relationships Sonia Sotomayor has had in her life.
William McGurn on Catholicism and Sonia Sotomayor:
If the indifference to Ms. Sotomayor's Catholicism were truly a sign of a new respect for the "no religious test" provisions of the Constitution, that would be something to celebrate. But in the unlikely case that this "wise Latina" ever comes to see the legal wisdom of overturning Roe and returning abortion to the democratic process, we'll be reading a very different story.
Ned Holstein and Glenn Sacks say that we can't ignore domestic violence perpetrated by women.
Derrick Z. Jackson on needle exchange programs:
This is of little interest to some Republicans, such as Todd Tiahrt of Kansas, the ranking Republican of the House subcommittee, who said he was “very concerned’’ about the elimination of the ban. He still clings to the disproved notion that clean needles promote drug use. It is time, with the House having taken the lead, for Obama to get out front and say once and for all that science takes the front seat to ideology. Some issues are too critical to the very lives of Americans to wait to “build support.’’
Jesselyn Radack discusses cyber security.