Was going to be "evening roundup", but I fell asleep instead.
Gay marriage in Texas? Transgender people make it so difficult to enforce traditional gender norms!
Conservatives are almost as bad at talking to Black people as xkcd is at boomerangs.
Jonah Goldberg endorses tokenism.
What is Anti-Semitism?, asks in the LA Times.
Greens Engage explain why the "you're just like Nazis" argument is so offensive and wrong-headed.
Hilzoy on why some women don't report sexual assault. Like her, I agree that "you're reacting wrong to your rape" (outside extreme scenarios like killing sprees or self-mutilation) is an unbelievably churlish and small-hearted thing to say.
Eric Posner's read of the data indicates that Judge Sotomayor is a roughly average appellate court judge. It also seems to imply that now-Justice Alito was towards the bottom of the pack. And he overcame the horrible prejudice we direct towards White people to boot!
The RNC seems poised to officially start calling the Democratic Party the "Democrat Socialist Party". I imagine the only people more annoyed than the Democratic Socialists of America are Republicans waiting for their party to extract itself from the depths of crazy.
Julie has a great post up entitled "erasing Jewish women".