The Assistant Village Idiot has a rather strange rebuttal. The author seems to believe Pinker's editorial was a political commentary. Well, it is, but Pinker is concerned about the politics of language (something he's worried about for a long time, as anyone who has read his books knows), not Supreme Court politics. The writer continues:
Pinker seems unable to restrain himself from injecting his political opinions into his discussions of language and thought. I wonder what that means?One might ask the same question right back.