--Joe Klein on Glenn Greenwald’s comparison of the Kurds to the Sudetan Germans

--A grim outlook for state budgets

--Michael Kinsley is skeptical that the powerful logic of Orrin Hatch's argument persuaded Elena Kagan to reverse her beliefs about Court nominees answering questions.

--Sharron Angle finally consents to an interview, does about as well as expected.

--Al Franken "takes notes" during the Kagan hearings.