Wiretap: You can’t wish away racial inequality

John Cassidy writes in the New Yorker that it was another good day for the conservative backlash when the Supreme Court ruled, 6-2 that it was OK for for a majority of voters to overturn unpopular civil rights remedies like affirmative action.

Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent, a not-so-subtle message to Chief Justice Roberts: You can’t wish away racial inequality. Via the Washington Post.

How would the Nevada standoff be different if Cliven Bundy were black? Via the Atlantic.

What diseases have vaccines eliminated? Take note anti-vaxxers: Here’s the impressive list. Via Vox.

Gay marriage backers write an open letter on Real Clear Politics saying that we must have both freedom to marry and freedom to dissent.

If you think the GOP demographic issues are a problem now, wait a while. They’re going to get worse. Much worse. Via the Washington Post.

The National Journal wonders if going on the air so early with the “war on women” campaign means the Udall campaign is worried.

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