The problem with Elena
There are some really sharp pieces out there on President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. I'd recommend Margery
's criticism of the Ivy League Court, David Brooks's
observations on the Organization Kid, Andrew Sullivan's
blast against the 'purity of careerism,' Dan Kennedy's
concerns about her First Amendment views, and Harvey Silverglate and Kyle Smeallie's
analysis of her stands on executive power (via Dan). ... For all her brilliance and charm, Kagan is ultimately a banal pick. A strict comparison to Harriet Miers
is unfair. But there are parallels, starting with the fact they were both White House insiders when tapped for the court.