Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- Black Law Students at Georgetown: We are shaken and angry at conservatives' response to Scalia's death
- Why rational people believe stupid Scalia conspiracy theories
It may be tempting to assume that reasonable people are immune to conspiracy theories, but doing so would be a mistake. Research into misperception, rumor, and conspiracy theory suggests that even reasonable individuals can reach conclusions that don’t align with the best available evidence.
- It's Time for an LGBT Supreme Court Justice
HRC president Chad Griffin says Obama should nominate an out person for the job, and he has some suggestions.
- The Speaker for the Dead: Antonin Scalia and the Truth
Whatever Justice Scalia may have been to his family and friends, he was to the nation a wrecking ball. One may try to deny that he was a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, an unabashed authoritarian and in the end a simple, shabby ward-heeling Republican lackey. The black-letter truths about the man, buried in his decisions for the majority and the minority, as well as his oft-quoted public comments, tell the true tale.
- Congrats on That New Citywide Minimum Wage. Now Republicans Are Going to Try to Kill It.
As cities throughout the country pass minimum-wage raises, GOP state legislators have a wicked little plan to undo them.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: In defense of political correctness
Yes, it sometimes sounds silly. But we need more sensitivity, not less.
- Scalia Was Not a Hero. He Was a Bigot.
Speaking about Scalia, Justice Elena Kagan remarked that, "He is the justice who has had the most important impact over the years on how we think and talk about law." If this is true, that tells us something deeply disturbing about the current state of American politics. Because Scalia was far from a hero. He was a bigot.
- How Republicans Are Trying To Nullify The 2012 Election
"There’s a strong likelihood that at least one of them will leave the bench, which means that Obama, if reelected, will likely be able to replace one of them with a liberal."