Thomas Sowell is my favorite columnist of all because he gets straight to the heart of the matter every time. Here he tells the plain truth behind the efforts by Democrats to block the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown. Apparently they really don't want another powerful black woman influencing alternatives to the party line. To me, she must be a pragmatist who, as a judge is entrusted to do, works for the bottom line of truth and justice. And being a California Supreme Court justice, I doubt very seriously if she's an ultraconservative demagogue because no such person could ever make it that far in California. I suppose justice is just one more thing that must yield to Democrats' struggle for power. Or maybe they just want more activist judges who'll legislate from the bench, like the 9th Circuit.