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God, the insanity just won’t stop

Update: Also, what Matt said. Maybe it’s because I live in Texas, where there’s a heavy Spanish language influence on the culture, but I’m genuinely surprised that people are carping about Sonia Sotomayor’s name, as if it’s hard to pronounce. I can’t pronounce anything correctly, but I’ve got “Sotomayor” down.…

It’s crass to mention race, unless you’re holding it against someone

One of the most fascinating things about watching the identity politics meltdown on the right after Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination is the blithe assumption that men don’t have a gender and white people don’t have a race. It’s the sort of thing people talk about a lot in abstract theoretical terms,…

This appears like it’s going to be much worse than even the worst cynic would have predicted

Having had weeks to prepare for Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court hasn’t helped Republican hysterics take the time they need to think very carefully about launching attacks (god forbid they should accept that Obama has a right to nominate justices, of course—no matter who it is, they’re going…

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