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THE MARK OF A FALLEN STALWART
On Feb. 13, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died, and members of the civilized world -- whether they agreed with his views or not -- mourned.
In a 2013 conversation that touched on religion, Ronald Reagan and gay rights, Jennifer Senior engaged Scalia's warm wit and orginalist insistence that the Constitution means what it says.
Scalia summed up a major element of his textualist ethos with his trademark straight-talk:
New York Magazine: In Conversation: Antonin Scalia
AREA REPUBLICAN ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGES U.S. HAS SOME RACIAL ISSUES
Campaigning in South Carolina, presidential candidate Marco Rubio fielded a question about "growing the Republican Party" -- meaning, "Getting non-white folks to vote GOP."
Rubio rattled off stories of racial profiling and the disadvantages faced by America's poor, tying them to his own Latino background and stressing the need for the U.S. to become a more just, inclusive nation.
But, Rubio added, fighting racial abuse, fixing a broken prison system and expanding educational opportunities are things a president ought to pursue because they're right, whether or not those policies gain him a single vote:
A few more bites:
"Instagram and the like doesn’t create a narcissist, but studies suggest it acts as an accelerant — a near ideal platform to facilitate what psychologists call 'grandiose exhibitionism.'" - American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks on the rise of social media-powered, textbook narcissim, via The New York Times
"It was weird that an angry Code Pink-style protester interrupted last night’s Republican presidential debate with a barrage of familiar Democratic talking points about George W. Bush... It was especially weird that the protestor was one Donald J. Trump, who happens to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination." - Michael Grunwald, via Politico