May 26th, 2009

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China, Michael Bay, and the DSM

TUESDAY NEWSDAY:
* Obama nominates Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Michael Scherer explains how the conservative wing will oppose her.
* Good read: "How much longer can the president keep sending different messages to different audiences?"
* "Everything you know about Iran is wrong, or at least more complicated than you think."
* Netanyahu backs settlement growth publicly, because it's been working so well for them so far.
* Whoah! China unveils a massive public works project, to modernize the Middle Kingdom.
* Joe Klein talks North Korea, and what the bomb test really tells us.
* The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly called DSM, is getting an update."
* My love for Michael Bay is no great secret.
* The keyword at Cannes is 'violence.'
* Nifty: business cards from street gangs in the 80's. (Courtesy MGK.)

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"It is now official California state policy, written into our Constitution, that fundamental rights can be taken away by a simple majority vote. It is now official California state policy that if enough people in the state don't like you, they can amend the Constitution to restrict your access to the institutions and laws, the rights and responsibilities, that are generally available to everyone. It is now official California state policy that discrimination against a specific class of people can be written into the Constitution if enough people support it. It is now official California state policy, written into our Constitution, that the basic principle of equality is less important than mob rule."
-Greta Christina