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Aysha Bagchi

Sense and Nonsense: Sotomayor, Gates and the E-word

The E-word has gotten a bad rep as of late, and it doesn't deserve it. In fact, the past few weeks have been a big lesson in empathy -- the ability to understand and share the feelings of others -- is so important. In the aftermath of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, Republicans came armed with accusations that Obama appointed a "judicial activist" under the code word "empathy."
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