Janet Cooper Alexander (Stanford): Military Commissions: A Place Outside the Law's Reach. A review of Reclaiming Basque: Language, Nation, and Cultural Activism by Jacqueline Urla. Chris Haire on how military magazines have retreated from print. Sex class action: When dealing with sex discrimination, women seeking legal redress would have to resort to the existing structures built to address racial and religious discrimination — structures that didn’t always match up. From The Monkey Cage, Martin Gilens on economic inequality and political power (and part 2 and part 3). At least it’s not an ethos: “What the fuck do I have to do to convince you people that I’ll say and do whatever it takes to hold office?” Some conservative leaders warn of U.S. sovereignty issues related to UN disabilities treaty. Garance Franke-Ruta on facts and fictions of D.C.'s gentrification. Pussy Riot members accused of blasphemy and hatred of religion? Slavoj Zizek says the answer is easy: the true blasphemy is the state accusation itself.