This article on Alternet on court-packing reveals something untoward about the discussion surrounding the supreme court today. Doesn't it? It seems that all political programs being put forward, by well-meaning and often bewildered observers, are noticeably characterized by short-term, aggressive, and desperate solutions, that are nonetheless only superficially radical. A radical political project does not discard norms because they are inconvenient; it discards them if and only if the operation of those norms intrinsically militates against the principles the project means to realize. Theorizing "the operation of those norms" is tough stuff, but it's the first step in developing an emancipatory program that is significantly less reactionary than the structures of domination it opposes.