on The New Republic's website, Peter Beinart, the magazine's
editor, urges Democrats to
"go after" Miguel
one of President Bush's nominees for the D.C. Circuit. Beinart's
point is that Democrats have invested so heavily in identity politics
that they find it difficult to oppose "female and non-white
conservatives"; nominating such people is now a Bush strategy.
Hence Beinart's counsel. He writes, "Going after Estrada would
send the one message that really matters: that when the White House
chooses its Supreme Court picks, it must compromise ideologically,
realize what he's saying here? That Estrada should draw especially
intense opposition from Democrats because he's Hispanic? That would
send a message, all right, but maybe not one that will help the
Moderates are fed up with an increasingly right-wing Republican
party, reports Anna Quindlen in her latest Newsweek
column. Longtime followers of Quindlen's oeuvre will recognize
this theme as a hardy perennial. But this time she has evidence:
two real, live voters who have left the GOP. Two. Specifically,
a New York lawyer and a department-store heiress. Somebody better
call Karl Rove real quick.
Jerry Taylor pulls the plug on the president's energy plan.
Seckora says the Federalist Society is more than just a group
of pudgy white men in dark suits.