Sotomayor; North Korea Nukes; GM's Broke; Healthcare

Is Sonia Sotomayor a judicial activist? A racist? Is empathy a good or bad thing in a judge? While Arianna wonders what the GOP's doing by attacking her, Tony validates conservatives' legitimate objections to her, based on their own philosophies of jurisprudence. Matt muses over whether the role of the court is to lead or follow society's direction. Also, the unwelcome challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear activity. Tony says only China has the influence to get them to scale back, and they've chose not to pull those strings. Then, a discussion over whether the free market or government will influence the kinds of cars GM should be producing. Finally, can Obama succeed in reforming healthcare?

Banner image: President Barack Obama applauds his nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in the East Room of the White House. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images