A few random links:

  • Was criminologist Samuel Walker right to be “horrified” that our hometown Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, cited his work in the recent decision OKing some no-knock police raids? A deep-ranging and civil discussion.
  • Congressional Quarterly’s map of Congressional races, backed by detail. (They have the Republicans losing ground but hanging on–most races with “no clear favorite” are in the midwest.)
  • Is American conservatism “degenerate”? Andrew Sullivan thinks so and offers an example.