From The Nation, a new pope — African, Latin American, woman, nice guy — will change nothing: If the Catholic Church is to change, the first thing that needs to happen is no pope, and certainly not an infallible one. The liberals against affirmative action: With most cases before the Supreme Court, liberals would contemplate a 5-to-4 decision with dread — but the affirmative action case comes with a fascinating wrinkle. One year later, LRA leader Joseph Kony is still at large — but the controversial viral video has changed America’s relationship to the International Criminal Court. Paul Krugman says progressives worry too much about being respectable. It ain’t necessarily so: Justin Schwartz on the misuse of “human nature”' in law and social policy and bankruptcy of the “nature-nurture” debate. Joshua Keating introduces FP's new blog, War of Ideas.

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