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Shorter Charles Krauthammer: The rights of adult women and children are exactly comparable. Really, it’s remarkable how much more sense the GOP position on abortion makes once we get this out in the open. There seems to be some confusion among the latest set of GOP talking points about the word that comes before “burden.” […]

More MoDo

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On November 3, 2005
As a break from the relentless Alito posts, why not a little more-MoDo bashing? It has been a few days, after all. Julia starts things off ny noting that her experiences may not be entirely representative. Anne Bartow provides some political analysis, noting Dowd’s bizarre priorities and the fact that she continually attributes beliefs to […]

No Sale

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Attempts by conservatives to make the case to progressives that it’s somehow in their interests to have one of the most conservative judges in the Circuit Courts appointed to the Supreme Court r

Rhythmic Admirer of the Day

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Shorter Kathryn-Jean Lopez: Why should the fact that we were staunch, substantive supporters of Southern apartheid during the Civil Rights movement stop conservatives from claiming Rosa Parks’ legacy? And for some bonus history, what did the conservative President at the time–who the NR considered a wet–feel about civil rights? Indeed, while Brown was under consideration, […]

The Full Record

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On November 2, 2005
Cass Sunstein has studied Alito’s dissents systematically: When they touch on issues that split people along political lines, Alito’s dissents show a remarkable pattern: They are almost uniformly conservative. In the overwhelming majority of cases, he has urged a more conservative position than that of his colleagues. In his dissents, at least, he has been […]
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