Some had busier days than I did, but mine was busy enough.
A violent protest by left-wing students literally forced ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) to flee the stage during a speech he was scheduled to give at UNC. The Vice President of UNC's Hispanic society, who supported Tancredo's right to speak at the university, said afterward that "Ironically, the people that are trying to get our voices heard silenced us." (via).
Ah yes, Avigdor Lieberman sure knows how to talk to Arabs.
The progress on the Durban II draft resolution had made it a close call whether the US would participate or not. "Fortunately", it seems like the decision is going to get easier soon, as the latest drafts appear to be regressing.
Hamas is cracking down on Gaza's beggars, whom it accuses of being spies for Israel.
I really wonder if the NY GOP's challenge of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)'s ballot in the NY-26 special election will signal the turning point in the public perception of the GOP's voter suppression tactics. This was a high profile move, and Sen. Gillibrand is wildly popular in her old district. She is also not happy.
Matt Yglesias throws in the towel -- if Texas wants to secede, let 'em go.
Dana Goldstein reflects on her Jewish education (have I got a link for her!)
Can somebody Catholic explain to me why I'm supposed to find these nuns distressing? As best I can tell, it's because they don't wear habits and do get educations (the part where one reveals she just got a Ph.D. is in bold).
Southern Appeal also lists its top 10 worst Supreme Court decisions of all time. Dred Scott clocks in at 4th; needless to say, they consider Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to be worse. At 10th is Plessy v. Ferguson "One of only two decisions from the 19th Century, when the Supreme Court generally had a clue as to what it was doing." Clearly so, given that virtually all their race-related jurisprudence this side of Strauder v. West Virginia was legal-flavored White supremacy. Oh, and Korematsu doesn't make the list.