Post Archive

May 10, 2010

The announcement that the so-called “proximity” talks started up today is, as Noah wrote earlier today, a “victory” of some sort for President Obama because...

With only a week to go before Democratic primary voters choose a candidate for the United States Senate, the incumbent’s campaign is beginning to have...

For someone who is supposed to be the very essence of cool and with-it-ness, President Obama gave a remarkably technophobic if not luddite talk at...

That's what Peter Beinart says Elena Kagan should do to put the military-recruiting issue behind her. Beinart thinks "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is immoral. (Well,...

During her career, Elena Kagan, like Justice Roberts before her, seems to have kept her eye always on the possibility of getting to the Supreme...

Jane Hamsher and I agree on very little. But she was an honest voice on the left railing against ObamaCare, which forces people to buy...

Rod Dreher points out that following the presumed confirmation of Elena Kagan, there will not be a single Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court. Three...

Michael Gerson thinks Kagan's harsh criticism of the military and decision to join the amicus brief seeking to allow law schools to ban recruiters will be a problem,...

I clicked over from Jen's link to Matthew Yglesias's exoneration of Richard Goldstone from his apartheid past and I found, as expected, the confused thinking...

Elena Kagan, as expected, was nominated to the Supreme Court. Her remarks were unexceptional and humble, appropriate to the occasion. Obama was partisan and ludicrous,...

Emily Bazelon at Slate writes in defense of Elena Kagan: She was one of 40 law professors who signed that brief. In law school faculties at...

Although records from her years in the Clinton administration may raise other concerns, at this stage, the most significant vulnerability for Supreme Court nominee Elena...