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Kagan’s the One?

Mike Allen at Politico is reporting that President Obama is ready to nominate Elana Kagan to the Supreme Court, probably on Monday. Meanwhile, Paul Campos writes : Yesterday, I read everything Elena Kagan has ever published. It didn’t take long . . . . She’s published very little . . . . Continue Reading »

Knowing the Cost

The inestimable law professor Todd Zywicki analyzes a study which suggests that the further left people are, the less they know about economics. I doubt it—mostly because I doubt all such studies, for the counter-examples are always overwhelming. Still, one’s intuition does move in a . . . . Continue Reading »

Endorsed by a Non-Endorsement

My goodness. In the course of its official editorial declining to endorse a candidate, Los Angeles Times says something nice about Mickey Kaus’ campaign for Senate in California: We appreciate the challenge brought by Robert “Mickey” Kaus, even though he’s not a realistic . . . . Continue Reading »

The Danger of Labels

The libertarian gadfly Walter Olson notes a warning label : This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations . . . . Continue Reading »

Heading Off

“ Was will das Weib ?” Sigmund Freud famously asked— What does woman want? A few months ago, in this space , we pondered the significance of the eyeless, and even headless, women who have proliferated on the covers of historical novels in recent years—novels that are, in large . . . . Continue Reading »