Cynthia Gorney’s repetition of contrarian-wisdom-so-frequently-offered-it’s-conventional-wisdom reminds me that I owe a reply to Nathan Newman. Nathan offers a powerful response to my cl
I have no particularly strong view with respect to the constitutionality of the execution of adolescents. I do feel strongly that arguments for categorical death penalty abolitionism based on the 8th
Prof. B notes the fact that Scalia used his dissent in Roper v. Simmons to mysteriously launch some spittle with respect to the Court’s abortion jurisprudence. As William Saletan notes, this
Fair warning: What follows is a post on constitutional reasoning by the member of this blog who doesn’t know anything about it, not to be confused with the one who does. I’ve got little (O
In the comments to my post about the recent California prison segregation case, Mark Kleiman notes that my focus on Thomas and Scalia’s misadventures in doctrinal bad faith sidestep the importa
With all due respect, I think that Ezra Klein is misreading the arguments being made about Goldwater’s legacy. At least as I read Drum, Yglesias and DeLong, there’s no contradiction betwe
An old Roy Edroso post makes a relevant point: The big news was the historic redress of an old, shameful shortcoming on Oscar’s part. I speak of course of Randy Newman’s Best Song Oscar.
Wow, what a kick in the teeth. While marginally better than the overrated Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator was minor Scorsese; we’re not talking 1980 or 1990 here. But given the number of awa