The Kagan Wars
A healthy honest to goodness substantive debate has erupted over the nomination of Elena Kagan. For once, the debate of the moment is between what I would call Left progressives and Center progressives. (The Republicans are likely to oppose any Obama nominee en masse, so they are irrrelevant to the substance of the debate, but perhaps not to the process (more on that later.))
For the first time in a long time, I watched Keith Olbermann's Countdown and Rachel Maddow's show to watch the debate. Olbermann had Jonathan Turley on (not my favorite, but he was interesting last night) and Ezra Klein on the politics of the nomination (Ezra was pretty good too.) Maddow had the more interesting segment, with Glenn Greenwald and Larry Lessig. Here is the Maddow segment:
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