I haven't had the heart to post much about the ongoing Roberts hearings. It's pretty obvious he's gonna be confirmed fairly easily. He's being cagey and refusing to reveal too much, but I think we all know that under that pretty-boy face beats the heart of an extreme fundamentalist conservative. The September Harpers has an interesting essay by Cass Sunstein about how far to the right the American courts have lurched over the past 30 years, and how ultra-rightists are hiding behind "original intent" to drag the country farther to the right using the courts, because they know they could never achieve their goals thru the elected political process. Very discouraging. Does Norway take refugees?