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Opening Arguments

An editorial view*

Some editorial opinions can be agreed with, some disputed. This one, in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, is simply despicable in the way it talks about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:

In losing a woman, the court with Alito would feature seven white men, one white woman and a black man, who deserves an asterisk because he arguably does not represent the views of mainstream black America.

If I wanted to be snide, I'd wonder if the J-S, in delcaring Thomas to not be a Proper Black, would like to designate him as three-fifths of a person. But I don't, so I'll just observe that those Americans who do not call themselves moderate or undecided or some such self-declare as conservative over liberal 3 to 2. So the J-S editorial page should have an asterisk by its name, since it does not represent the views of mainstream America.